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One of Morocco’s oldest cities, Fez is known for its old medina that dates back to the 9th century. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a must-see for anyone traveling to Morocco. The medina of Fez is a labyrinth of narrow alleys, traditional souqs and historic buildings that can be overwhelming to first-time visitors. For this reason, we recommend a half-day tour with a local guide to discover the hidden gems of Fez’s medina. Our half-day tour starts in the morning with Bab Boujloud, one of his one of the main entrances to the medina. Your local guide will meet you there and take you on a journey as you explore the winding streets of the Medina. You can discover the lifestyle of Our first stop is the Bhu Inania Madrasa, a stunning example of Islamic architecture. The madrasah was built in his 14th century and features intricate tilework, carved plasterwork and stunning cedar ceilings. Learn about its history and importance as your guide explains the building’s unique design details. Our next stop was the Nejjarine Wood Art and Crafts Museum. This beautifully restored caravanserai is now a museum showcasing traditional Moroccan woodwork. See intricately carved wooden doors, screens, and other ornaments made by local artisans over the centuries. As you walk through the medina, your guide will take you to a tannery. There you can see how leather is made using traditional methods that have been passed down from generation to generation. See dye tanks filled with vibrant colors and skilled workers who turn rawhide into beautiful leather goods with their bare hands. Finally, visit the famous Al Qaraweein Library, one of the oldest libraries in the world. Founded in the 9th century, the library houses thousands of rare manuscripts and documents, including the oldest manuscripts of the Qur’an. Learn about the history of libraries and their importance in the Islamic world. Throughout the tour, your local guide will share stories and insights about the medina and its people to give you a deeper understanding of the local culture and traditions. After her 4 hours exploring the medina of Fez, end the tour with a better understanding of this charming city. If you want to discover the hidden gems of the Medina of Fez and experience the city like a local, we highly recommend booking a half-day tour with a local guide.
Madrasa Bou Inania Complex From architecture to brightly colored tanneries, you’ll see the best that Fez has to offer.Plus de photos