Lose Yourself in Fez Morocco

Morocco, Fes Guide (B): Lose Yourself in Fez Morocco

Fez Morocco, the oldest of Morocco’s imperial cities is a fascinating collection of urban centres built across the ages.

An authentic eighth-century walled city – Fez el Bali. The 13th-century New City – Fez el Jdid, and finally the French’s 2oth century contribution- Ville Nouvelle. An ancient breeding ground for scholars, artisans, and gourmands, Fez is often referred to as the country’s spiritual and cultural capital.

Fez may have played second fiddle to the more touristy Marrakesh, but thanks to a growing appreciation of its authenticity, Fez is rising in popularity. For a truly authentic experience, Fez is a place like no other.

Fez is famous for its ancient walled city Fez el Bali, the best-preserved medina in the Arab world and home to the world’s oldest university. A city many compare to the old walled city of Jerusalem. Covering an area of approx 2.8 square km, with an estimated 9500 streets, it is one of the world’s most significant car-free urban areas. Unlike many other old cities around the world, where locals have either been pushed out by tourism or moved to more modern urban developments, there is still a population of over 156,000 still living in the Fez Medina. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Lose Yourself in Fez Morocco
Guide Location: Morocco » Fes
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: The University of Al Quaraouiyine  
Author: Kate O'malley
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