El Bali Fes

Fes el Bali, the Ancient Heart of Fes in Morocco

Travel to Fes el Bali, the ancient heart of Fez, Morocco, and immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of history, culture, and architectural wonders. Founded in the 9th century, Ancient Fes is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a glimpse of Morocco’s vibrant past. The official name of this UNESCO World Heritage site is Fes el Bali Medina.

As you wander through the enchanting labyrinth of narrow streets in Ancient Fes, you’ll encounter the stunning Al Quaraouiyine Mosque and University, one of the oldest universities in the world. Don’t miss the vibrant souks, the iconic Dar Batha Museum, and the mesmerizing Al-Attarine Madrasa. Our tours in Morocco will guide you through the captivating ancient heart of Fez, Ancient Fes Medina.

Fes el Bali, Morocco

“Fes el Bali is a stunning example of ancient Moroccan architecture and a bustling center of culture and history.”

Curiosities about Fes el Bali:

  1. Fes el Bali, located in Fez, Morocco, was founded in the 9th century.
  2. It is home to the Al Quaraouiyine Mosque and University, one of the oldest universities in the world.
  3. Ancient Fes is known for its vibrant souks, where local crafts, textiles, and spices can be found.
  4. The Dar Batha Museum and Al-Attarine Madrasa are iconic landmarks in Ancient Fes.
  5. The ancient city is characterized by its narrow streets, stunning architecture, and bustling atmosphere.
  6. Ancient Fes is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist destination.
  7. You can obtain a visa for Morocco upon arrival and explore Ancient Fes.

Visit Fes el Bali Medina

Al Quaraouiyine Mosque and University, founded in 859 AD, is one of the oldest universities in the world and a center of learning and religious worship in Ancient Fes.

The vibrant souks of Ancient Fes are bustling marketplaces where you can find local crafts, textiles, and spices. These lively markets are a feast for the senses and a window into the city’s daily life.

Dar Batha Museum, housed in a 19th-century palace, showcases Fez’s rich artistic and cultural heritage, including traditional Moroccan ceramics, woodcarvings, and textiles.

Al-Attarine Madrasa is a 14th-century theological school known for its intricate tilework, carved plaster, and elegant cedar wood carvings. This stunning example of Moroccan architecture is a must-see when visiting Ancient Fes.

Map of Fes el Bali

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