Fes Medina Walking Tour
Private half-day walking Tour of Fes Medina
There is no better way to explore the medieval Medina of Fes than on a walking tour
During our half day tour in the imperial Medina of Fes, we will explore the eventful history of this 12 centuries old Medina and the vivid stories behind its fame and importance. The tour will be 3 to 4 hours long and shall cover all of the important and impressive monuments in the Medina, be it the Chouwara tannery, the different Medersas (Old religious schools) or the factories in the Medina's micro-industrial world. This tour will be well arranged to help you understand the local culture and cherish the medieval atmosphere of the city of Fez.
The most important Monuments that our Fes Medina walking tour will focus on are: - Bab Bou Jeloud "The Blue Gate". - Talaa Kebira and Talaa Seghira. - Bou Inania Medersa (Coranic school). - Attarine Market & Attarine Medrsa. - Nejarrine Fountain and Fondouq. - Sebaghin. - Seffarine. - Qarawiyin mosque and library. - Chouwara Tannery. I can customize this tour for you if you will wish to add private transpiration or add other spots - just let me know.
MEETING POINT + TOUR DURATION
Meeting Point Options: Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: I suggest to start this tour at the Blue Gate (Bab Boujloud). Duration: 5 hours 30 min. The tour normally takes 3-4 hours. However, it might be longer depending on the weather, the speed the clients walk with and the time they stop at each of the monuments.
This is a walking tour.
The old city of Fes El Bali is said to be the most complete medieval city in the Arab world and has preserved its medieval aspects and way of life. Fes medina walking tour will stimulate all our senses as we go for a guided tour inside Fes El Bali “old Fez” across food and spice stalls, handicraft quarters, auction squares and colorful stores. The reason why we suggest the Fes medina half day walking tour. For the Fez Hidden Sights, see the local communal bakeries and have a look into children’s preschools, enter artisan workshops and discover the secrets of their ancestral arts and walk by many historical fountains, mosques, and sanctuaries. After a break in Nejjarine square to visit the museum of Fez carpentering and cabinet making we meet the traditional agave silk weavers, visit the famous leather tanneries, coppersmiths and dyers to learn more about their traditional art. Fez is the spiritual and artistic capital of Morocco which we discover in detail as we walk into the amazing 14th century Medersa (theological school) and see the intricacy of the work done over hundreds of years or look through the gates of al-Qarawiyyin mosque which is the oldest university in history of humanity founded in 857 and was in the middle ages the cultural link between the Middle East and Europe. End The Fes medina walking tour.