As soon as you enter the magnificent towering walls of the old medina, you will realize that you’re wandering through the deep history of Morocco. As when you emerge yourself into the narrow streets, visit the small shops, meet the locals and hear the mysterious stories, Morocco would never feel the same for you.
Your Fes Guided Tours starts by picking you up from your Hotel or historic Riad in Fes, then drive towards The Old Medina, the beaten heart of Morocco. The old Medina is a maze-like walled city filled with hidden history and marvellous surviving cultures.
We will enter the Medina from its Royal entry, “Bab Boujloud”, “The Blue Gate” where you would admire the stunning architecture and Majestic decoration, made of spectacular marble, and authentic blue Moroccan tiles, which perfectly turn to green at the other side of the gateway. We will take you through the very narrow streets lined with small shops selling the most captivating handicrafts and handmade items beautifully made to represent the ancient everlasting Moroccan culture.
Next, we will take you discover the old “Medrasas” (ancient Islamic Schools), starting by The Karaouine Mosque, the first functioning university in the world. We will explore together The Nejjarine Marble Fountain, The Bouanania, The Attarine Medersa to get a clear image on the old Islamic education. Then we will move to The Chouwara tanneries where real leather is being naturally shaped and colored to give the most mesmerizing leather goods, as bags, purses, jackets wallets and more beautiful items.
Afterwards, we will move away from the Madrasas, where lie the Merenid tombs, a few giant tombs that sit on the hill above Fes giving the most dramatic and mysterious scene. The tombs also offer a fantastic view of the city just before sundown.
Then, we will start exploring outside the walled city starting by the magnificent Royal Palace, where you would get amazed by the spectacular decoration of its hefty brass doors, and the most splendid Moroccan architecture. We would also visit “El Mellah”, the first Jewish quarter in Morocco, an extremely well-preserved walled quarter with a gold souk, large windows and open balconies lining the street, which make a complete contrast of The Old Medina.
After exploring every inch of the Fes the authentic city, we will take you to the south and north defensive towers of Fes to have the most charming panoramic view of the old Medina.