Rue Tala'a Kebira (Great Slope Street), Fes

Rue Tala'a Kebira (Great Slope Street), Fes

Tala'a Kebira (Great Slope/Climb) is one of the longest and most important streets in the Fes old city. The street runs roughly east to west, starting near the Bab Bou Jeloud and Bab Mahrouk gates in the west and ending at the al-Attarine Madrasa in the east, near the Qarawiyyin Mosque. It constitutes one of the main souq streets in the old city (including the Souq al-Attarine, which occupies its eastern end) and a number of important historical monuments are built along it.

The street is historically the main market street of Fes. Another street, Tala'a Seghira, serves a similar role and runs more or less parallel to Tala'a Kebira: from Bab Bou Jeloud in the west until rejoining Tala'a Kebira in the Ain Allou area in the east between the Chrabliyine Mosque and Place Nejjarine.

The western end of the street is taken up largely by produce markets, butchers, and other food shops. Past the Bou Inania Madrasa, the street's shops are more varied, traditionally having served rural visitors and local inhabitants. On the left, in the Ain Azliten area, the street passes by the Foundouk Achich (or Funduq 'Ashish), one of a number of such structures along the street.

East of the Chrabliyine neighborhood, the street descends steeply and becomes known as "Crest of the Sifters" before it passes through the Ain Allou neighbourhood, where shops were traditionally specialized in leather goods and where it is rejoined by the Tala'a Seghira street.

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Sight Name: Rue Tala'a Kebira (Great Slope Street)
Sight Location: Fes, Morocco (See walking tours in Fes)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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