The most ancient of the imperial capitals and the complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fez is reminiscent of a city suspended in time, unfazed by the constantly evolving world outsides of its walls. Fez owes nothing to the Western world, except electricity.
Time spent in Fez will reveal much about the sophistication of the Moroccan artisan, providing a learning experience to those who visit this marvelous old city. Your morning will be spent visiting the Medina. Our specialized guide will take you on a historic walking tour of the city of Fez starting at the King s Palace.
Then the Jewish quarter, a 15th-century citadel with all its Moorish maze architecture and medieval glory. Visits to Sephardic synagogues and mausoleums of holy Rabbis will be the highlights of this part of town. The Merinides Hills offer a panoramic view of the old walled Medina, brimful with its countless minarets that have responded to these calls to prayers for 12 centuries. Leave your vehicle outside the gate and walk the cobbled streets of Fez. Fez has preserved its Medina as it was centuries ago. Not even a bicycle is able to be used as a tool for transportation. Only donkeys, mules and horses are able to help to move all that the city produces and needs as supplies.
Visit and explore guilds, artisans workshops, mosques medersas, fountains, and Fondouk in a medieval manner of this world heritage city.
You will walk to the tannery and on to visit the great Mosque university of Al Quarrawiyyine. After that, you will visit the Medersa Attarine and walk to Sbetryyine, a guild of bookbinders, which will lead you to the Seffarine Square, not to be bothered by the tapping as metalworkers are forging their huge bronze pots. You will break for lunch then continue exploring the marvels of Fez Medina. You will return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations recording a unique day spent in a unique city called FEZ.