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Fez in Morocco is famous for its medina (old town) known as Fes-al-Bali. It was founded in the ninth century and is a World Heritage site by UNESCO, surrounded by a wall of eight kilometers. Visit the medina is an unforgettable experience and has changed little since medieval times. The streets are narrow, car-free and there are many souks selling products in Morocco.

Most things to do in Fez are within its walls and join a tour or hire a guide is recommended, as visitors often get lost in the medina.


                                                                    


                                                          Fun activities in Fez

Shopping in Fez
Shopping is a fantastic experience within the medina, as there are many souks (markets) where visitors can buy handicrafts, carpets, ceramics, antiques, traditional Moroccan clothing, jewelry, tea, spices and just about anything else. It's easy to spend a day touring the souks.


Festivals in Fes
In June of each year hosts the Fez Festival of Sacred Music in Fez, where musicians from around the world play traditional music originating in specific cultures. The festival features Sufi chants, Pakistani qawwali music, Madhi Egyptian odes, flamenco and more. Moreover, there is dancing Dervishes of Turkey at the festival and at the end of all the musicians play a fusion of different styles of music together. Every year, in April Fez Fez Festival of Sufi Culture is celebrated in the city. Has a program of Sufi music and song and dance performances and lectures on Sufism.
Kitchen in Fez
There is no shortage of places to eat traditional Moroccan cuisine in the city and the famous Tagine and couscous dishes are very delicious. A Tajine is a traditional stew type, where food is cooked slowly in a tagine clay pot placed at low temperatures. This delicious dish is made from vegetables, fruits and meats. Spices in this dish include, cinnamon, ginger, cumin and saffron. Couscous is a staple in North Africa and is made from semolina. The couscous is heaped on a plate and topped with a vegetable stew. It is usually served with lamb or chicken.


                                                       What you should see in Fez
Karaouine Mosque
The mosque is the building Karaouine most important Islamic medina. Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter but the many religious schools around the mosque can be visited by anyone. The Madrasa of XIV century Attarin school is more famous with its beautiful Islamic architecture.
Tanneries
Morocco is famous for her smooth skin and visitors can watch the process of dying in the quarter of the medina tanner of leather. A guide must accompany order to enter the tanneries, they can smell pretty nasty because pigeon droppings used during the curing process.
The tombs Benimerines
On a hill north of the Medina, visitors will find the graves Benimerines. These are the ruins of the tombs of a Moroccan dynasty dating back to medieval times. The ruins of the palace and necropolis are nearby and there are views of the city for a great place to spend a few hours.

Old City Gates
Fez has several beautiful doors in Fes-al-Bali, which are well worth a visit. The Bab Bou Jeloud in the West is beautifully decorated and a convenient area to stay, and visitors are sure to find your choice of hotel in Fez, while there are also plenty of restaurants around the door. Bab Er Rsif is central door opens into a square with a mosque. In southeast visitors find the Bab el-Ftouhat, which opens out to the cemetery and not far Bab Guissa the graves in northern Merenid

from the website:Turismo Arabe

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