Fes, being one of the largest cities in Morocco, is rich with culture, traditions, and history. Its borders hold the essence of the beauty of Moroccan culture from its corners, buildings, and people. If you ever get the chance to visit this fascinating city, here are four main attractions you must see.
- The Old Medina
The first thing you should scratch off your list is, of course, to get lost in the alleys of the old Medina of Fes. It is one of the biggest touristic attractions in the city. Having the blue gate, known as Bab Boujloud, act as the doorway to this historical maze, the old Medina contains restaurant serving delicious Moroccan cuisine, handmade leather goods and chill coffee shops with great views.
- The Bou Inania Madrasa
Speaking of the old Medina, that place also holds in many historical buildings. One of which is Madrasa Bou Inania, which is a former Islamic school that had trained some of the best jurists and imams. Today, the building is open to be explored by visitors who appreciate the art of architecture and woodcarvings.
- The Tanneries
How could one go to Fes and not visit the tanneries? That would be an absolute crime. Located around 20 minutes away from the Blue Gate, the tannery of Sidi Moussa still works to this day as a place where leather is softened and dyed. You can reach it by entering any leather shop in that area to freely observe the workers and the beautiful baths of color from the roof.
- Mont Zalagh
If you are a fan of exercising and beautiful landscapes, then this plan is for you. A hike on the mountain of Zalagh can be one of the most calming and refreshing parts of your trip. Located at the edge of the city, the Zalagh Mountain holds beautiful views and friendly local farmers. The hike to the top can take around two to three hours depending on the pace and the number of breaks. Before taking on this experience, make sure you are well-rested, pack your bottle of water and some snacks then you are ready to go.