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Rahba Kedima, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
Argan oil is celebrated for its skin-nourishing properties. It’s also hugely expensive when bought outside Morocco, so this cosmetic wonder is pretty much a no-brainer for any Marrakesh shopping list. Inside the medina, argan products are not hard...
Quartier Ain Noqbi, Fès, Morocco
Some travelers are exhausted by the haggling in the souks of Morocco, by the barely-organized chaos of the medinas. In Fes, the stunning mosaic tile creations that are so typical all over the country can be bought directly from the artisans who...
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...
7 Derb el Magana, Fes, Morocco
When Mike Richardson exploded onto the fairly limited Fes dining scene in 2007, he took the medina by storm. Suddenly there was someplace where locals, tourists, and a handful of resident expats could convene. They came to view exhibitions by...
2 Place Batha, Fes 30206, Morocco
Over a sultan's feast of pastilla, marinated salads, tajines, and pastries at La Maison Bleue in the Fès medina, my husband and I were spellbound by the haunting voice of this oud player. The melancholy cadence of his instrument coalesced with the...
Km 3 Rte Immouzzar, Fès 30050, Morocco
In the Fes Medina, Friday (Salat), The Quiet Day, has a completely different feel from other days, with most of the souks and cafes closed, and many more local families and out-of-town Muslims worshipping at the mosques. I passed men dressed in...
13, Akbat Sbaa, Douh Fès Médina، Fes 30000, Morocco
This formal garden is neatly contained within perfectly kept borders, but the extravagance of mature citrus trees and thick vegetation ensure it’s serenely cool even on the hottest days. To maximize your time here, book a traditional...
Qasbah En Nouar, Fes, Morocco
Located in Fes's medina, Restaurant Sekaya is a great introduction to Moroccan cuisine, particularly for wary travelers. The ambience is great, the food is affordable and flavorful and they have what I believe to be the best mint tea in town. This...
Fes El Bali, Fes, Morocco
The Medina in Old Fes, or Fes el Bali, is a bucket list experience. Enough beautiful, noisy, smelly, tasty anachronisms to give you whiplash. Abandon your need for control and get lost (its easy) as you wander through the modern 12th century. Just...
17 Derb El Gabasse، فاس 30000, Morocco
These are a famous stop on the tours of the Medina in Fez, and worth seeing. The shop owners will give you a sprig of mint to hold under your nose....take it....and then take you to the roof to see the "back room", where the dyeing takes place in...
El Keddane, Fes, Morocco
The boy sitting next to me on the wooden bench stole furtive glances. As the only westerner in the room, I clearly stood out. The place was a hammam somewhere in the labyrinthine medina of Fez, Morocco. Not a five star hotel hammam, this was a...
Rue Talaa Sghira, Fes, Morocco
I had just been marvelling at the intricacy of the Bou Inania Medersa and its outstanding Moorish architecture, when the heavy wooden door creaked open. The guardian of the medersa was revealed - his red jalaba perfectly framed by the panelwork...
Rue Sanaa Mhidli, Fès 30050, Morocco
Camel heads, cassette tapes, house slippers, mangoes, American coins, thumbtacks, almonds and olives. Any market anywhere is an adventure and in this ever winding and chaotic mess of a market had my head spinning and my eyes in a constant pin...
20 Rue Salaj, Douh, Batha, Fès 30000, Morocco
Walking through the old medina in Fes is like taking a step back in time to some long ago forgotten century. Everywhere you turn along its narrow and twisting lanes artisans are busily working at their craft, and shops are stuffed to the gills...
The architecture, hotels, gift shops, labyrinth of medina shops, textile looms and tanneries, alleys of marketplaces that originated the concept of "localvore" eating: it's all exactly what I imagined Morocco to be. Gorgeous. Dirty. Real....
Avenue Hamza Ben Abd Elmouttalib, Fès 30050, Morocco
"the trip with Morocco Culture Travel ! It was a life-changing!" your costumer service was professional and quickly responding to our requirements. We have begun our guided visit of the old medina in Fes , one of the world’s largest walled cities...
12 Derb El Miter، Fes 30000, Morocco
Fes, Morocco has many beautiful attractions from the tanners in the old Medina to the world renown ceramic craftsman, but none stand more impressive as an edifice than the Golden Gates to the Royal Palace.