Place de la Resistance (Resistance Square), Fes

Place de la Resistance (Resistance Square), Fes

Place de la Résistance or Resistance Square, formerly known as Plaza Lafayette (originally Place Gambetta), is a crossroads between the New Town and old Medina in Fes, and is a lovely tourist site in its own right.

The square consists of a large roundabout with a vast fountain in the center. The fountain is programmed to make the water “dance” in unity with musical rhythms, sequencing rises and falls, and accompanied by lighting which is activated during the night, adding a great deal of romantic character to the whole scene. The latter, in large part, explains the fountain's popularity with the locals, especially wedding parties, who visit here often to take pictures.

About 150 m towards the Medina, right after the McDonald's, is the Borj Fez – a shopping center extended over three levels. Inside there are 60 stores, a Carrefour hypermarket, food court, children’s playground, and an underground parking lot.

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Place de la Resistance (Resistance Square) on Map

Sight Name: Place de la Resistance (Resistance Square)
Sight Location: Fes, Morocco (See walking tours in Fes)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Fes, Morocco

Create Your Own Walk in Fes

Create Your Own Walk in Fes

Creating your own self-guided walk in Fes is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Ville Nouvelle -New Town of Fes

Ville Nouvelle -New Town of Fes

Created by the French in the early 20th century, Ville Nouvelle (New Town) is a relatively modern central district of Fez. A far cry from the sensory overload provided by the old Medina, this neighborhood was originally designed to accommodate foreigners and affluent Moroccans only.

Still, Fez's Ville Nouvelle is as much 'real' Morocco as any donkey-packed lane in the old city....  view more

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

In the year 789 Idris I founded the city and the Idrisid dynasty. The city was two settlements on either side of the river. In the 11th century, Sultan Yusuf ibn Tashfin established Almoravid rule. He united the settlements into Fes el-Bali. The Almoravids were...  view more

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