Explore The Medina In Fabulous Fez, Then Take The Train To Meknes; Elaine; Trip101

Morocco – Medina of Fez

Fez is now the second city of Morocco but it was in fact its capital until 1925. The city has two old medina quarters but the largest and most famous is the Fes el Bali. The walled city is listed as a World Heritage Site and is one of the world’s largest urban car free zones. You will see donkeys and men pushing and pulling huge carts up and down the hilly streets of the medina. You will see lots of motorbikes yes, but no cars. The University of Al Quaraouiyine, founded in 859, is the oldest continuously functioning university in the world. The city has been called the “The Mecca of the West” and the “Athens of Africa.” Fez is the country’s cultural and spiritual centre. Officially in North Africa, Fez’s blend of Arabic, French and African culture, make it a satisfyingly exotic multicultural destination

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