Centre Artisanal (Artisanal Ensemble), Fes

Centre Artisanal (Artisanal Ensemble), Fes

Typical of Moroccan cities, the government-operated Ensemble Artisanal serves as a prime spot to observe skilled artisans at work and peruse high-quality, fixed-price handcrafted goods. On the ground floor, you'll discover a diverse range of handicrafts for sale, offering a valuable opportunity to evaluate prices and quality before venturing into the bustling souks for purchases (forewarned is forearmed!).

However, the real highlight lies upstairs, where you'll encounter a fascinating assortment of carpet and embroidery workshops. Beyond the building's confines, outside, you'll also find artisans crafting metalwork, basketry, and musical instruments. It's a rare chance to witness these craftsmen and women ply their trade up close, free from any pressure to make a purchase.

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Centre Artisanal (Artisanal Ensemble) on Map

Sight Name: Centre Artisanal (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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Fes Old Town Walking Tour

Fes Old Town Walking Tour

North and west of the fabled Atlas Mountains of North Africa is the ancient city of Fes, or Fez. It is centered on the Fes River.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Fes New Town Walking Tour

Fes New Town Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles