Walking around Medina (Self Guided), Fes

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.
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Walking around Medina Map

Guide Name: Walking around Medina
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: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Bab Riafa
  • Jnan Sbil Garden
  • Bab Chems
  • Abou Bakr Iben Arabi Mausoleum
  • Bab Chorfa
  • City Walls
  • Bab El Mahrouk
Bab Riafa

1) Bab Riafa

Bab Riafa is situated on the Avenue de l’Unesco, near the city’s college, Azize Amine. Bab Riafa is a very popular tourist attraction despite being one of the many old gates and former entrances into to city. Bab Fiafa features two beautiful arches as well as a wonderfully decorated mosaic.
Jnan Sbil Garden

2) Jnan Sbil Garden

Jnan Sbil Garden is another outstanding city attraction and prominent landmark. Bordered by the Avenue Moulay Hassan and Avenue de l’Unesco, this beautiful garden profiles amazing tall palms, striking fountains, and local plants. It's also a wonderful place for recreation and leisure!
Bab Chems

3) Bab Chems (must see)

Bab Chems is situated on the intersection of Avenue Moulay Hassan and Avenue de l’Unesco. It's an old structure which features one main entrance and two smaller, additional entrances. Bab Chems is popular because it clearly reflects typical architecture of Morocco.
Abou Bakr Iben Arabi Mausoleum

4) Abou Bakr Iben Arabi Mausoleum

Abou Bakr Iben Arabi Mausoleum presents a beautiful green-tiled dome. The dome was added to commemorate Abu Bakr Ibn al-Arabi, an Islamic intellectual from Spain. al-Arabi visited Fes often in the 11th century to meet with celebrated Islamic scholars.
Bab Chorfa

5) Bab Chorfa (must see)

Bab Chorfa, or Bab Churfa, is one of the most interesting and magnificent city gates in the region. This historical construction features one arch and two glorious towers. Bab Chorfa is one of the northwest entrances into Medina.
City Walls

6) City Walls

The walls of Fes surround old town Medina. Stretching for five miles (8km), the walls were built to protect the Moroccan city from attacking enemies in the 8th Century. Today, tourists may visit the historical site and witness what still remains of the old barricade.
Bab El Mahrouk

7) Bab El Mahrouk (must see)

Bab El Mahrouk is situated close to the historic city walls. It is another famous old gate which still stands to this day. Visitors will flock to the landmark to witness beautiful medieval construction as well as two marvelous towers.

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Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles
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Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles