Fez is a comparatively traditional city with a beautiful old city area or the medina. For those who wish to observe the traditional culture of Morocco should visit Fez, as it is often named as the cultural capital of the country. The Al-Karaouiyine University...more
Fez is a comparatively traditional city with a beautiful old city area or the medina. For those who wish to observe the traditional culture of Morocco should visit Fez, as it is often named as the cultural capital of the country. The Al-Karaouiyine University is said to be the oldest university in the world and is a beautiful place to visit and learn about the history of the region. There are quite a few museums in the city like the Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts and the Dar Batha Museum which preserve the traditional Moroccan art and craft.
Fez is also popular for its leather work and if interested visitors can visit the tanneries in the city. The Dar al-Magana spreads over 198 acres and is built in the surroundings of beautifully manicured gardens. The Dar al-Magana also houses the famous water clock. In the old city there are two fortresses from where visitors can get a complete view of the city; these are the Borj Nord and the Borj Sud. The Bab Fettouh and the Bab Guissa are two major landmarks in the city.
Fez offers an extraordinary shopping experience. The city is popular for its leather goods, handicrafts, jewelry, pottery, woven cushion covers, copperware and brassware. There are several clothing shops around the Kissaria. Antique shops can be found around the Derb Sidi Moussa. Rue el-Attarine is famous for herbs, spices and cosmetics. Visitors can also walk through the different souks in the city to get some good deals on rugs and leather items.
Fez is served by the Saiss Airport, which is one of the major airports in the Fez-Boulemane region in Morocco. The airport caters to domestic and international flights and is located about 15Km from the city center. From the airport visitors can take the airport shuttle to the city which costs about 20dh for a one-way trip and leaves every 30minutes from the airport. Local buses also serve the airport. Taxis are also available from the airport. There is a fixed price for taxis to the city center; a one-way trip costs 120dh.
Fez offers a wide range of halal restaurants. The best halal restaurants in Fez include Snack Omar,Le Kasbah, Café Medina,L'Ambre, Café Clock, Palais des Merinides, Dar Saada Restaurant, San Remo, etc.
There are several mosques in Fez. Some of the prominent masjid in Fez includes Karaouine Mosque, Bou Inania Mosque, At Arrahma Mosque, Charbliyine Mosque, Akhawayn Mosque, etc.