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48 Hours in Fez | Morocco

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Fez is known for it's craftsman, from colorful pottery, to hammered copper, to leather goods in all hides and shapes. Spend most of your time in the old Medina in Fez to maximize your experience. Visiting on a guided tour with Intrepid Travel or G Adventures ensures you won't miss a thing.
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Quartier de Poterie – where I watched Moroccan artisans create plates, tiles, bowls, fountains etc. from clay to, man gauged wood fired kiln, to hand painting, and finished glazed products for sale in the shop.
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Quartier des Tanneurs, Fès 30000, Morocco
The dyeing vats at Chouara—as well as at the city’s other tanneries—are among the Fes medina’s most iconic sights. The ancient craft of tanning and dyeing, in all its visceral authenticity (cow urine and pigeon poop are...
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Fes, Morocco
A stunning converted riad in the heart of the old Fez Medina! The same hot and cold combination of intensely flavored veggies and beans to start, followed by lamb tajine – this was on top of a bed of couscous with a variety of stewed squash,...
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Fes, Morocco
Founded in 859 by the pious Tunisian entrepreneur Fatima al-Fihri, the Qarawiyin is the oldest continuously operating university in the world. Originally the course of study was entirely focused on the Koran (prospective students still need...
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Dar Tazi, Fes, Morocco
To immerse yourself in the life of a Moroccan housewife, take a stroll through the fresh-produce market of R’cif, which winds through the lower part of the Fes medina. Plan to arrive by 10 a.m. when the market really...
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Rue Talaa Kebira, Fes, Morocco
The Attarin Madrasa in Fez – Old Town (Medina). So silent and beautiful – admission was included as part of our Intrepid Travel tour. Elegant cedar wood doors – intricately carved. Ceramic detailed tiles and carved plaster with words from the...