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Bou Inania Medersa

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Address: Talaa Kabira, Fes 30110, Morocco
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US$326.25*
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Full-Day Private Tour to Fez from Casablanca
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Private Guided Full-Day Tour of Fez

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Eclectic Andalusian Moroccan art at its apogee

The size of the Bou inania Medrassa is very impressive. It's very large and exquisitely decorated in the best examples of Andalusian Moroccan high art.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2015
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Nagoya, Japan
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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

The medersa is very grand but there is not much to see. People entering the medersa should be aware of Missouri and Mississippi - the guides inside - as they demand money for giving you a 5 min talk on the history of the medersa. Missouri gave us a 5 min talk and requested payment. We offered 20dh but he... More 

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Nagoya, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

The size of the Bou inania Medrassa is very impressive. It's very large and exquisitely decorated in the best examples of Andalusian Moroccan high art.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

This old Madrassa is only a few minutes walk from Bab Boujloud and you might even miss it if you walk by too quickly. It is stunning inside, and the only place non-Muslims can see the old architecture inside the madina. The price of 20 dirham (10 for children) seems very high, considering all you can really see is the... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

It's just a square and a view of a praying room. Nice architecture, but that's it. You can't go upstairs or into any other rooms. It costs 20 dirham. I tried to ask the guy selling tickets about the building, but he didn't understand English. Others will surely disagree, but I thought it was a waste of money.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Another gorgeous medersa in Fez...one of many. Go admire the exquisite architecture and marvel at the beautiful spires..

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Livorno, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Small and silent, is a good place to recover after the noisy street of the Medina. You can rest here while admiring the beautiful decoration on the walls. Ticket is only 20 dhs per person (less than 2 euros) and it really worth.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

My favorite place in Fes. So beautiful place. The details are amazing and it is even funny looking at people's wow face when they just get in the patio. The place is small and the whole visit last less than one hour (even with a guide).

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

I have seen how the mosaic tiles were arranged to make wall design when I was in Fez. It's being done piece by piece for each color and design. And I guess this is one of the reason I am blown away when I saw Medersa. The tiles are so beautifully put together and gave this place an old Morocco... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

One of the most beautiful medersa in Morocco. I recommend a visit.The most elaborate, extravagant and beautiful of all Merenid monuments. Medersa is the city’s only building still in religious use that non-Muslims are permitted to enter.

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Trecastagni, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Mindblowing architecture, excellent structure, peaceful place ... had a nice afternoon stroll avoiding the heat

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