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Bou Inania Medersa

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Address: Talaa Kabira, Fes 30110, Morocco
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Beauty of Crafts, Architecture and Peace

Loving its location close to the Fes's mysterious clock, daily market street and the entrance itself - huge bronze gate with beautiful decoration, few marble steps (usually cute... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 July 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Loving its location close to the Fes's mysterious clock, daily market street and the entrance itself - huge bronze gate with beautiful decoration, few marble steps (usually cute cat familly hang out there) and wooden inner gate to get in - you just feel the beauty and peace of this place. This medresa is more spacious then Attarine one, having... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

Yeah, the title of my review pretty much says it all. When you start looking at intricate lattice work and realize it's hand-carved cedar, or you dive in to the elaborate egg-white layers of carved plaster, you get a sense that you're not only stepping back in to time, but also moving centuries in to the future. This may not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

If I am not mistaken, this was multi-storey and you could visit the upper level student quarters with windows (which perhaps you could visit but we didn't). Grander than the attarin with more of the zellij, plaster carving and cedar carvings. My husband liked this one more but I found the attarin one more charming because of its smaller size.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Like the other medersa, the carvings are magnificent. Definitely worth a visit. It's fun to wander through here, especially since it's a bit cooler.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Not the best madrassa in Fes but still worth a visit. Great views of the imposing minaret and close to the main gate

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

We weren't allowed inside on the day because examinations were taking place - but on another day we visited and its a beautiful place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

Along with the medersa in Meknes, this will give you a sense of how the schools were organized and an introduction to the beauty of Islamic/Arabic design (which is especially important since almost all the mosques in Morocco are closed to non-Muslims). Take your time with it and read up on it before you go (since there is no information... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

We were only able to catch glimpses of this beautiful classic architecture because it was closing for prayer time. The Attarin medersa which is also beautiful does not have prayer closure restrictions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

Amazing building, beautiful decorations, intricate carvings and plasterwork, all very colourful etc. Wish my school had looked like that :-)

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

Madrasa Bou Inania with its bronze portal carved its patio fountain. its prayer hall. stucco. its bleached cedar wood paneling discolored by time, has all the grace of Mérinide style.

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