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Address: Derb Zaouia, Fes, Morocco

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Amazing centuries old building

A unique building restored with a great taste. Everything appears to look exactly as it was built centuries ago

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

A unique building restored with a great taste. Everything appears to look exactly as it was built centuries ago

Thank FabrizziaMontello
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66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

This is the first medersa we visited as part of the tour in Fes el Bali. I was blown away by the architecture - it felt like i was transported into a different time. The beauty of this place is well maintained. I highly recommend going with a well-versed guide. It's a shame not to know about the history of... More 

1 Thank Kristhea P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

this mederssa from the best mederssa in the medina just for the people how they are intressting on history and it located in the center of medina near the souks

2 Thank manuella b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

This madrasa is not easily found, tucked away not far from Qarawiyyeen mosque. Not everybody comes here but if you do, you will find the most peaceful lovely place. The geometry of the ornamentation lends you peace of mind and calmness and make sure you go upstairs and explore the wonderful angles and effects of sunlight on the geometry from... More 

2 Thank Nadia B
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

This medersa dates from the 17th century and is different from other the other, older medersas. It is much taller and less decorated, but still very elegant thanks to its large Moorish arches on four sides around a courtyard. This is also the only medersa in Fez where you can climb to the upper stories and visit the student cells.... More 

3 Thank BobPraz
Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014

Very beautiful and impressive. There is a fee to this attraction less than 1 euro. The best way to visit it is with a guide to explain you about the kings in Marroco and history of the place.

Thank Nany M
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95 reviews
74 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

Very beautifull really,bit different to attarin medressa,difficult to find though,need a guide to take you to all these famous places really,but they are hidden gems-which must be seen

Thank alamUk
new york
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

entrance fee was 10 dirham and it takes less than 30 minutes to look around. interesting student rooms .Whole place is empty even little spooky.

Thank aculee
Tisovec, Slovakia
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222 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

Clearly, all the Fes medresas are beautiful and a piece of art each one of them. But this one is still the most beautiful, in my opinion. It is because of its decoration which is more sober than of the other ones, and it was completely empty when I visited, so its a great interior to take photos in. Their... More 

2 Thank Orientoholic
Austin, Texas
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71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

Cherratin gets passed up in favor of Bou Inania, but this one is better preserved and you can visit the whole thing (hint: some of the bathrooms actually work, although clearly the flush toilets are new!). It'll give you a terrific glimpse into what life was life for a seminary student in the middle ages, when Fes was one of... More 

3 Thank Khowaga

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