Central Fes, Fes

Fes is a charming city, prominent tourist destination, as well as a fascinating place to search and discover. The central district of Fes features important boulevards, fine squares, and beautiful gardens. Explore the central region of Fes today.
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Central Fes Map

Guide Name: Central Fes
Guide Location: Morocco » Fes (See other walking tours in Fes)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: leticia
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Agdal Garden

1) Agdal Garden

The Agdal Gardens (or Aguedal Gardens) are gardens, of about 400 hectares (4.0 km2; 1.5 sq mi) of surface, to the south of Dar El Makhzen, the Royal Palace, and the medina in Marrakech. Their name derives from the Berber language for "walled meadow". Extending for some 3 kilometres (1.9 mi), the gardens include groves of orange, lemon, fig, apricot and pomegranate trees in rectangular plots, linked by olive-lined walkways. Together with the medina of Marrakech and the Menara Gardens,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Garden Almouhdiin

2) Garden Almouhdiin

Garden Almouhdiin is situated just across the street from the southern section of Agdal Garden. Garden Almouhdiin is another beautiful garden in the great city of Fes. Here you will admire Moroccan tall palms and other wonderful local...   view more
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Place des Alauites

3) Place des Alauites

Place des Alauites, or Alauites Square, is situated in the central section of the city, near the magnificent Royal Palace, Garden Almouhdiin, and Jewish Cemetery. Place des Alauites is a spacious square, surrounded by numerous exotic...   view more
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Jewish Cemetery

4) Jewish Cemetery

Jewish Cemetery, located on the edge of the Jewish District (Fundunk al Yahudi or Melah), was founded by Morocco’s Jews. The cemetery has two entrances. Upon entry through the main entrance, tourists will note a mourner’s bench, a fountain, as well as an open chapel. At the Melah entrance, visitors will discover a school which now houses a...   view more
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Boulevard Boukhsissat

5) Boulevard Boukhsissat

Boulevard Boukhsissat is one of the most important streets in Fes. The street stretches from the Place des Alauites to the intersection of Avenue du Batha and Avenue de La Liberte. Boulevard Boukhsissat is a very prominent city boulevard as it's home to numerous picturesque buildings that date back from the period of the French...   view more
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Synagogue Ibn Danan

6) Synagogue Ibn Danan (must see)

The Ibn Danan Synagogue is a synagogue in Fes, dating from the 17th century. It was once only one of several inside the walls of Fes, and not the most elaborate. It is entered through a simple doorway indistinguishable from the doors of nearby houses. The door leads immediately to a short flight of stairs that lead into the high, rectangular space of the synagogue. The construction is masonry coated with plaster. The wooden ceiling is beamed and painted. The room is lit by small windows high in...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Rue Sekkakine

7) Rue Sekkakine

Rue Sekkakine is located in the "Fez’s Jewish Quarter." Rue Sekkakine is a fine street, one where you will enjoy numerous shopping options. The stores tend to specialize in gold and silver, as the quest for gold was born on this street by the city's Jewish community in the 14th...   view more
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Fondouk Americain

8) Fondouk Americain

Fondouk Americain is an old, prominent city building. Founded in 1927, this white institution served as an animal hospital. The Fondouk Americain was established by Amy Bend Bishop, an American tourist who is well-known here for his generosity, kindness, and...   view more

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.
Fes El-Jdid

Fes El-Jdid

The El-Jdid district of Fes is among the city’s central regions. Here, visitors will indulge in the fabulous gates, sacred venues, as well as historical buildings. Its main street, Grand Rue de Fes El-Jdid, also presents a fine leather shop.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Labelled Morocco's cultural capital, the city of Fes is renowned for its old town – Fes El Bali walled medina – a colorful mix of medieval Marinid architecture, vibrant souks and charming, sometimes mysterious atmosphere. The latter is due to the presence of such unique sites as the 14th-century Bou Inania religious school boasting elaborate cedar carving and ornate tile decoration. To find this and other notable attractions of Fes, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Walking around Medina

Walking around Medina

Fes is a fabulous Moroccan city with plenty of history. The old, marvelous gates, wonderful gardens, and fine squares all combine to make Fes a very rich city in terms of heritage. Take a walk around Medina and see just what you can explore.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
The Culture of Fes

The Culture of Fes

Fes is Morocco’s former capital as well as one of the most important cultural centers in the entire country. Dating back to the late 8th century, this charming city features several fine art galleries, fascinating museums, informative libraries, and other cultural venues.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Fes Ville Nouvelle

Fes Ville Nouvelle

The Ville Nouvelle region of Fes is very contemporary and home to a number of different tourist attractions. Visit the Ville Nouvelle and you're certain to cherish striking fountains, great mosques, cultural venues, and shopping locations.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km