Fez (or Fes) is a big city in the north of Morocco. It is the oldest of the four imperial cities of Morocco and is beautiful in its historical architecture, lively medina, beautiful views of the city from the hill of the royal necropolis of Merinids, and extraordinary cuisine.

Top places and attractions in Fez

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The Medina

Medina (the historical part of the city within the fortress walls) is listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List and is one of the largest car-free urban districts in the world.

The Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts in Fez

Medina is a labyrinth of narrow alleys and lanes lined with shops, cafes, markets, museums, and mosques. Visitors can stroll through bustling bazaars where vendors sell everything from spices and textiles to jewelry and ceramics. Special attention in Fez should be paid to the unusually beautiful Moroccan lanterns. Medina is also filled with historical attractions, including the famous Al-Karaouine (Al Quaraouiyine) Mosque and University, which is the oldest university in the world.

Fes Cuisine

Fez is also home to one of the finest cuisines of Morocco. From traditional Tajines and Couscous to street food such as Kebabs and Falafels, there's something for everyone. The city is also known for its delicious baked goods and desserts such as the famous, 'Msemen,' - flaky Moroccan pancakes.

How to get to Fes

Although there is an incredibly beautiful international airport in Fes, flights mainly to internal destinations and a limited number of European cities.

Fes-Saïs Airport in Fes

However, like in most major cities in Morocco, Fez can be reached by the ONCF Voyages high-speed train from Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, or Marrakech, or by renting a car.

Fez is a great place for those who want to experience the culture and history of Morocco. From the ancient Medina to the exquisite cuisine, Fes is a city that will leave you with unforgettable memories.


May 13, 2023

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