Things To Do in Fes
Fes is a unique city located in Morocco and you won’t be bored. We’ve included a lot of things to do in our Fes Guide. Fes has the oldest and largest Medina (old town) in North Africa and is the cultural, and handicraft center of Morocco. Photographers will have a busy time shooting pictures since there is plenty to capture during your visit.
1. The magical Bou Inania Medersa
The Bou Inania Medersa is a beautiful religious building in the city that can be entered by non-Muslim people. It was a school before, and now it can be visited for its amazing architecture and green colors. Visiting is completely free so we expected it being super crowded because we visited it around 4 PM. But there was almost no one!
2. Take in the smells of the Tanneries
Be sure to check out the world famous tanneries where they color animal skins. The smell is quite strong, take a bit of mint or a scarf with you. They will try to offer you “mint for free” on your way to the tanneries but we’ve seen a lot of people paying afterward.
3.Get lost in the Fes Medina
The medina of Fes is the oldest and largest of North Africa and UNESCO World Heritage. It’s unique that it still has much of its history and roots and that’s why it’s super easy to get lost. We have experienced this a few times at night and that wasn’t the most comfortable place to get lost. Make sure to know which signs you should follow before you leave your riad or hotel because even Google Maps gets lost in this maze.
Also, it’s best to stay inside the Fes medina with your riad or hotel. Some gates of the medina will close after 7 PM which makes it even harder to find back your hotel.
Tip: Lost? Ask shop or restaurant owners how to walk back. Loads of kids are awaiting these situations to receive money at the end.
Where to go after Fes?
Sahara Desert Tour
The Sahara Desert is one incredible experience that will be in your mind for the rest of your life. Read more about our Sahara Desert Tour.