Fez and the Middle Atlas Sights

Place Seffarine

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Published 03/01/2016

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This wide, triangular souk of the dinandiers, or coppersmiths, is a welcome open space, a comfortable break from tight crags and corners. Donkeys and their masters wait for transport work here, and a couple of trees are reminders this was once a fertile valley alongside the Fez River. Copper and brass bowls, plates, and buckets are wrought and hammered over fires around the market's edge, where the smells of soldering irons and donkey droppings permeate the air. Look towards the Kairaouine Mosque at the top of the square to see the Kairaouine University library, which once housed the world's best collection of Islamic literature but is only open to Muslim scholars.

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Pl. Seffarine, Fez, Fès-Boulemane, Morocco

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Published 03/01/2016

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