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Wander magnificent Fez, Morocco’s imperial city

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Situated in northern Morocco, Fez is often hailed the country's spiritual capital. This imperial city is brimming with medieval wonders, and Andalusian and Arabic-style buildings, earning it a place on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Discover these gems by wandering through the medina, the largest in the country, and having a look around. Its entrance gate, the breathtaking Bab Bou Jeloud, is a prelude to what awaits inside. Its maze of streets, which remain relatively unchanged since the 12th century, is where you can admire the Al-Karaouine mosque and the Moulay Idriss mausoleum (but only from...

Situated in northern Morocco, Fez is often hailed the country's spiritual capital. This imperial city is brimming with medieval wonders, and Andalusian and Arabic-style buildings, earning it a place on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Discover these gems by wandering through the medina, the largest in the country, and having a look around. Its entrance gate, the breathtaking Bab Bou Jeloud, is a prelude to what awaits inside.

Its maze of streets, which remain relatively unchanged since the 12th century, is where you can admire the Al-Karaouine mosque and the Moulay Idriss mausoleum (but only from outside if you are not Muslim). We recommend visiting the Bou Inania Madrasa and its detailed carved facades. Its stunning minaret guarantees postcard-worthy views, especially at night.

Local handicraft lovers will enjoy scouring Fez’ souks for traditional clothing and sculpted objects. Be sure to explore the town’s open-air tanneries. The Chouara Tannery is remarkable in size and uses a variety of dyes, which give the impression of a gigantic painter's palette.

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