Fez and the Middle Atlas

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  • 1. Bab Boujeloud

    Fez el Bali | Building/Architectural Site

    Built in 1913 by General Hubert Lyautey, Moroccan commander under the French protectorate, this Moorish-style gate is 1,000 years younger than...Read More

  • 2. Bou Inania Medersa

    Fez el Bali | Educational Institution

    From outside Bab Boujeloud you will see this medersa's green-tile tower, generally considered the most beautiful of the Kairaouine University...Read More

  • 3. Heri el Souani

    Building/Architectural Site

    Also known as Dar el-Ma (Water Palace) for the Agdal Basin reservoir beneath, the granaries were one of Moulay Ismail's greatest achievements...Read More

  • 4. House of Venus

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Volubilis's best set of mosaics, not to be missed, is in the House of Venus. Intact excavations portray a chariot race, a bathing Diana surprised...Read More

  • 5. Plan-it Morocco

    Tour–Sight

    This outfitter offers engaging cultural tours, from unveiling the medina's secrets on the Architecture and Islamic Gardens Tour to culinary...Read More

  • 6. Terrasse des Tanneurs

    Fez el Bali | Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

    The medieval tanneries are at once beautiful, for their ancient dyeing vats of reds, yellows, and blues, and unforgettable, for the malodorous...Read More

  • 7. Andalusian Mosque

    Fez el Bali | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This mosque was built in AD 859 by Mariam, sister of Fatima al-Fihri, who had erected the Kairaouine Mosque on the river's other side two years...Read More

  • 8. Arch of Caracalla

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Rising out of fertile plains and olive groves, the impressive triumphal arch of Volubilis is the center point of the ancient Roman site. Decorated...Read More

  • 9. Attarine Medersa

    Fez el Bali | Educational Institution

    Named for local spice merchants known as attar, the Attarine Medersa (Koranic school of the Spice Sellers) was founded by Merinid Sultan Abou...Read More

  • 10. Aux Merveilles du Tapis

    Fez el Bali | Store/Shop/Mall

    Hamid Hakim, proprietor of this carpet shop and brother of a university lecturer in 16th-century English literature, gives an impeccably seasoned...Read More

  • 11. Azrou Cedar Forest

    Forest

    The Azrou Cedar Forest is a source of great pride throughout the country. Moroccan cedars, some more than 400 years old, grow to heights of...Read More

  • 12. Bab es Seba

    Fez el Djedid | Building/Architectural Site

    Named for the seven brothers of Moulay Abdellah, who reigned during the 18th century, the Gate of Seven connects two open spaces originally...Read More

  • 13. Bab Mansour

    Building/Architectural Site

    Widely considered North Africa's most beautiful gate, this huge horseshoe-shape triumphal arch was completed in 1732 by a Christian convert...Read More

  • 14. Batha Musuem

    Fez el Bali | Museum/Gallery

    Housed in Dar Batha, a late-19th-century Andalusian palace built by Moulay el Hassan, the museum of Moroccan Arts has one of Morocco's finest...Read More

  • 15. Bhalil

    Town/Village

    The small Berber village of Bhalil is an off-the-beaten-track gem, around 5 km (3 miles) from Sefrou. Built across a hillside, the picturesque...Read More

  • 16. Borj Nord

    Fez el Bali | Museum/Gallery

    Built in 1582 under the command of Saadian sultan Ahmed el Mansour, this former fortress perched above the city guarded and controlled Fez el...Read More

  • 17. Bou Inania Medersa

    Educational Institution

    Begun by the Merenid sultan Abou el-Hassan and finished by his son Abou Inan between 1350 and 1358, the Meknès version of Fez's residential...Read More

  • 18. Cafe Clock Cooking Workshop

    Fez el Bali | Tour–Sight

    At Cafe Clock’s one-day cooking workshop you'll uncover the secrets of Moroccan cooking from souk to plate. Fassi cuisine originated in the...Read More

  • 19. Cherratine Medersa

    Fez el Bali | Building/Architectural Site

    Recent restoration against humidity and other natural aggressions has kept this important historical site intact. Constructed in 1670 by Moulay...Read More

  • 20. Culture Vultures Fez

    Tour–Sight

    Fez is undoubtedly Morocco’s capital of art and crafts, and Culture Vultures leads an interactive small-group tour of the medina workshops of...Read More

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