Fes El-Jdid, Fes

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.
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Fes El-Jdid Map

Guide Name: Fes El-Jdid
Guide Location: Morocco » Fes (See other walking tours in Fes)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Author: leticia
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Sidi Bounafa Mausoleum

1) Sidi Bounafa Mausoleum

Sidi Bounafa Mausoleum is situated in the beginning of the El-Jdid district (beside the beautiful Bab Smarine). The mausoleum was once considered to be among the favorites of the Fes prostitutes, who come here to ask the saints for help when they desired to leave the world's oldest...   view more
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Bab Smarine (Semmaria Gate)

2) Bab Smarine (Semmaria Gate) (must see)

Bab Smarine, or Semmaria Gate, is a typical city’s gate which was restored in 1924. This high gate separates Melah (Jewish Quarter) from the Muslim Quarter. Bab Smarine was also once the southern entrance to the city. Upon arrival, tourists will discover a wonderful jewelers’...   view more
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Red Mosque

3) Red Mosque

Red Mosque represents another interesting attraction in Fes El-Jdid neighborhood, situated right from the Grand Rue de Fes El-Jdid or Greate Street of Fes El-Jdid. This local Moroccan religious building houses a fine minaret, which dates back to the...   view more
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Fes el-Jdid Mosque

4) Fes el-Jdid Mosque (must see)

Fes el-Jdid Mosque is a sensational mosque with a fine minaret. The mosque can be found in the Fes El-Jdid neighborhood, near the heart of the district. Proceed left from the Grand Rue de Fes El-Jdid, or the Greate Street of Fes...   view more
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Bab Dekaken

5) Bab Dekaken

Bab Dekaken, or Dekaken Gate, is one of the many gates inside Fes. The gate welcomes both locals and foreign tourists to an area that is next to the Fes el-Jdid Mosque. The old, historical construction offers three arches, as well as two neighboring...   view more
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Bab es-Seba (Gate of Seven)

6) Bab es-Seba (Gate of Seven)

Bab es-Seba is yet another historical site. The "Gate of Seven" was named after the brothers of Moulay Abdellah. They reigned during the 18th century. "The Gate of Seven" connects two open spaces initially designed for military parades and imperial...   view more
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Mechouar

7) Mechouar

Upon entry through the historic Bab es-Seba or Gate of Seven, tourists will locate the spacious square, Old Mechouar. Mechouar is famous for being the central headquarters for the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music. At this festival, visitors can expect to enjoy the greatest musicians and singers in the...   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.
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
Central Fes

Central 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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 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
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
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