Artisanal Ensemble, Fes

Artisanal Ensemble, Fes

Souks got you down? Tired of haggling, walking in noisy crowds, looking for something but yon don't know what? Take a break. Try the government run Artisanal Ensemble in Fes. The ensemble is located in the new town of Fes, on the Avenue Allah ben Abdullah. It is an artisan cooperative producing goods of leather, copper, iron, pottery and wood.

An Artisanal Ensemble can be found in several cities in Morocco. It is a great place to watch craftsmen at work. Prices are fixed, there is no need for haggling, as in the souks. Visiting the Ensemble is a convenient way to see how the fixed price approach compares with the prices in the old city. In shopping, forewarned is forearmed.

The Ensemble is an exceptional place for scouting up traditional ceramics and pottery. It is easy to watch craftsmen designing and creating pieces. Everyone loves a souvenir.

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Artisanal Ensemble on Map

Sight Name: Artisanal Ensemble
Sight Location: Fes, Morocco (See walking tours in Fes)
Sight Type: Shopping
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Walking Tours in Fes, Morocco

Create Your Own Walk in Fes

Create Your Own Walk in Fes

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Ville Nouvelle -New Town of Fes

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Fes Old Town Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles