Fes full days sightseeing tour
The imperial city, Fez:
Fes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also regarded as one of Morocco’s most ethereal and sacred cities. It has been at the heart of Moroccan civilization for more than five centuries, and it was a significant social and scientific center that rivaled that of Europe. Fes is also an excellent starting point for Sahara desert journeys from Fes to Marrakech.
Best Fes attractions:
1- Jewish Mellah:
The Mellah is a walled Jewish neighborhood in the ancient Moroccan cities of Marrakech and Fez. The Fes Mellah is also walled, with a braced entranceway. These Jewish quarters are near the prestigious residences, allowing their occupants to be protected from the Muslim people’s wrath. Jews used to be the exclusive owners of the Fes Mellah. This was Moroco’s first “Mellah,” which began in 1438. It was founded by the Merinids in the mid-fourteenth century, near Fes.
2- Jewish Synagogue:
During the seventeenth century, Fes was home to a vibrant Jewish population, as well as two well-known sanctuaries. The Ibn Danan family and the nearby Mansano Synagogue founded Rabbi Shlomo Ibn Danan Synagogue. The synagogue of Ibn Danan has been added to the 1996 World Monuments Watch List and Fund.
3- Jewish Cemetery & Tomb of Silica:
More Jewish holy persons are buried in this graveyard than in other Moroccan cemeteries. Lalla Silica, who was slain for refusing to convert to Islam, is one of the most important holy figures. Silica was born in Tangier in the year 1817. She was followed by a Muslim man when she was 16, but she refused to marry him. The man went to the caid, the local government official, to pressurize her into taking potentially reckless action. The man told the caid that Solica couldn’t say no to his proposal of marriage because she would never be Jewish again, having converted to Islam on her own terms.
4- The Bou Inania Medersa:
The Madrasa Bou Inania was founded by Abu Inan Fais, who also founded the Madrasa Bou Inania at Meknes, in AD 1351–56. The madrasa served as both an educational institution and a congregational mosque at the same time. It has a minaret and is the main madrasa in Fes.
5- Pottery & Zellij Tile Cooperative:
An nice place where antique methods of making zellij and ceramics can be found. It’s up to you whether you want to learn how to make Zellij tiles or how to make earthenware. Extraordinary for finding amazing earthenware, zellij tiled tables, zellij wellsprings, and the possibilities are endless.
6- Dyers souk of silk, wool, and cotton:
The dyers market, on Rue de Teinturies, is the ideal place to witness the perishing tanks, which have been used for a long time to splash the skins of sheep, goats, dairy animals, and camels after their hair and tissue have been removed. Many processed types of leather are available in a variety of hues, including dark, dark, turquoise fuchsia, yellow, and orange.
7- Seffraine Square:
Place el-Seffarine is the most prominent hub for Fasiss-style pottery, brassware, and silverware manufacture in Morocco.
8- The Tannery:
The Tanner’s Quarters, often known as the Chorale, is Fès’ most vibrant and elegant tannery. Because of the very foul odors they generate, tanneries are typically located near waterways such as the Wadi Fès and well away from local areas. See the large display of calfskin craftsmanship, a Fes tradition.
9- Weavers Cooperative:
Visit the Weavers Cooperative, which is located in a quiet neighborhood off a busy commercial street. The workshop devotes a large amount of time to weaving the finest jellaba texture, which is made of silk and imported fleece strings from Italy.
10- University of Kairouan:
This college, which was founded in 859, is one of the Muslim world’s most profound educational centers and is regarded as the world’s oldest continuously operating foundation of higher learning.
11- Najarin Square
The brilliantly rebuilt Nejjarine Wood Museum, which is housed in eighteenth-century funds, commands this intriguing square. There’s also a lavishly decorated divider wellspring. Wander through the stores before entering the craftsmen’s souk, which has an amazing display of intriguing wedding chairs. As you pass through the craftsmen zone, you’ll come across the Attarine road, which is filled with the fragrances of Fes, such as flavors and oils.