The Culture of Fes, 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.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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The Culture of Fes Map

Guide Name: The Culture of Fes
Guide Location: Morocco » Fes (See other walking tours in Fes)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Author: leticia
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Orientalist Art Gallery

1) Orientalist Art Gallery

Orientalist Art Gallery is located on the Rue Abdelaziz Boutaleb, in the Ville Nouvelle neighborhood. Orientalist is a local cultural venue with a commercial gallery that offers a large variety of interesting and wonderful works of art from contemporary Fez-based artists.
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Cinema l'empire

2) Cinema l'empire

Cinema l'empire is also situated in the contemporary Ville Nouvelle neighborhood, on the well-known city Avenue Hassan. Cinema l'empire features one of the most important Cinema Theaters in the city, and is thus definitely worth a visit.
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French Institute Library

3) French Institute Library

Situated near the fascinating Cinema l'empire and beautiful Plaza de la Resistencia, the French Institute Library is another important cultural venue of Fes. The library presents French culture through its informative library, various cultural events, as well as expositions.
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Cultural Center

4) Cultural Center

Cultural Center, or Maison de la culture, is located near the attractive Plaza de la Resistencia (on Boulevard Moulay Youssef). This fine building is the main public library of the former capital of Morocco. Visitors will cherish the wide collection of books and other documents of interest.
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House of the Qur'an

5) House of the Qur'an

House of the Qur'an is also located in the Ville Nouvelle neighborhood. Neighbor of the Cultural Center, House of Qur'an provides a cultural and religious establishment for all things Koran. Check it out if you have some free time.

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
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

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Fes for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Fes has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Fes, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.