Fes – Treasure trove of medieval Morocco | Private jet charter
Located northeast of Marrakech, Fes is a fascinating treasure trove of medieval Morocco with its walled medina, Marinid architecture, exotic souks and minarets, and enigmatic alleyways. Here are 6 reasons to visit Fes.
Fes el Bali
Located in the oldest part of Fes, the city’s medina is believed to be the largest intact medina in the world. Enter by the main gate at Bab Bou Jloud with its superb view of the Medersa Bou Inania minaret. The narrow winding streets inside are divided by a river; the left bank houses most of the historic monuments and souks, while the right is a photographer’s paradise full of local life and colour. Here you’ll find the Al-Andalus Mosque with its green and white minaret.
Located north of the Royal Palace in Fes el Jedid, the former Jewish quarter is a collection of early 20th-century dwellings. The Aben-Danan synagogue – now restored – is open to visitors, as is the fascinating cemetery on the edge of the district. There’s also a Jewish museum that features Moroccan-Jewish life and culture.
Medersa Bou Inania
Considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Morocco, this Islamic school of learning was built between 1350 and 1357 by the Merenid Sultain Bou Inan. Unlike Morocco’s mosques, the Medersa is open to non-Muslims. Restored to its former beauty, the carved woodwork and stucco aesthetics are a breath-taking tribute to Morocco’s master craftsmen.
For a welcome respite from hectic Fes, head out of town 22km northwest of the city to the spa town of Moulay Yacoub.
Fes Festival of Sacred Music 22-30 June 2018
This celebration of sacred music features musicians from across the planet. This year’s artists include Jordi Savall, Dhafer Youssef, Persian mystical music from Shamss Ensemble, Amazonian Baroque from Ensamble Moxos and many more.
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