Fez el-Bali, this UNESCO world heritage city is the cultural hot spot of Morocco, a place to see and to feel the typical buzzing Moroccan life. The Medina (old town) of Fes city is the largest and most vibrant in North Africa. 70.000 people are living in this car-free urban area and somehow it seems that time stopped there at one point. The opinions of this city are quite different – some of the tourist love it, some of them are feeling they have to run away. From our point of view, we had some of the most intense moments in Morocco, some cultural shocks inclusive, but that’s why we love to travel, isn’t it?
In this travel guide you will learn all about the most amazing things to do in Fez. We will show you all the highlights and the best pictures of this exciting city. In addition, there are many useful tips and useful information about exploring the medina of Fez.
Here are the most beautiful attractions and the must visit places of Fez, Morocco:
You want to see Morocco’s largest Medina from the top? It is the best that you take a taxi and go to Borj Sud! It is a military monument and its terrace serves the best panoramic view of the whole Medina of Fez! You will get a first impression how huge the old town really is – it’s a real labyrinthine! Visiting Borj Sud is one of the ultimate best things to do in Fez, so you better not miss this amazing place.
Bab Boujeloud (Blue Gate)
The Bab Boujeloud is the most popular gate of Fes and a wonderful first impression entering Fez-el-Bali. The gate is blue from outside, while coming from the inside it appears in green.
Our tip: From the Cafe Clock Tower you will have stunning views down to Fez and you can admire the beautiful Bab Bou Jeloud from above.
What to do best inside the medina of Fez – of course getting lost 🙂 – Just enter one of the colorful gates and start your adventure. Stroll around the winding streets, explore the different souks and try out your bargain skills. The most sights of Fez are located inside of the Medina and incidentally you will pass them. In case you are lost, just ask inside a restaurant or a shop holder, Moroccans are very helpful and they will tell (à Fez, Morocco)