Visit Fez: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Fez

Old Medina of Fès
The Fès old town may be the most touristy area but it’s also where you can discover the most genuine portrayal of this ancient Medieval town. Head through the historic gate of Bab Boujaloud to begin your quest through the bustling market place. Typical goods include everything from dried fruit to handcrafted plates and tables.
Fès Tanneries
For a real feel of Fès fabrics, find a registered guide to walk you through this age-old area of leather production. Shop owners will gladly give you an overview of the traditional process used to create the variety of goods, including dresses and bags. They might expect a sale in return, but best price is guaranteed.
Medersa Bou Inania
Completed in 1357, this extensively restored medersa is more magnificent than most. One of the few religious buildings in Fès open to non-Muslims, the elaborate Bou Inania houses a complete mosque, enchanting marble courtyard and beautifully carved olivewood ceiling. Panoramic views of the city can be enjoyed from the rooftop.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
Surprisingly there were very few tourists when we were there (mid-April), so a sense of authencity which we really enjoyed (compared to other cities which are too crowded with tourists and merchants) We loved the Medina, we got lost of course!
Loredana
France
May 13, 2017
8
Very Good
We were only there for 1 night, but I will be coming back again to explore Fes over a few days. Whilst we were there, we visited The Ruined Gardens and the waiters/owners were lovely - nice, chatty, funny. The food was great too!
Asmaa
United Kingdom
May 19, 2017
10
Exceptional
The Old Medina is a time warp being sensitively restored and rehabilitated since the early 1980s. A credit to its local conservation professionals and the local community! Safe, secure and stunning!
Maureen
United Kingdom
May 11, 2017
8
Very Good
Fez is less uptight than Tangiers but it has its share of hustlers who want take you for a ride. However it's visually dynamic and full of surprise. I would go back.
John
Australia
May 9, 2017
10
Exceptional
The best part of Fes is the medina, the labirinth. You can easily get lost in the souks. The life there is like from the middle ages, craftsmen working on their products. The people are not as invasive as you would think.
Tina
Slovenia
May 14, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Fez

Palais Shéhérazade & Spa

8.6 Excellent

Score from 417 reviews

$191

Average price per night
Barceló Fes Medina

7.6 Good

Score from 1,179 reviews

$56

Average price per night
Palais Faraj Suites & Spa

9.2 Wonderful

Score from 294 reviews

$185

Average price per night
Palais Medina & Spa

8.2 Very Good

Score from 750 reviews

$81

Average price per night
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Ramada Fes

7.4 Good

Score from 969 reviews

$72

Average price per night
Palais De Fès Dar Tazi

9 Wonderful

Score from 460 reviews

$84

Average price per night
Ibis Fes

7.3 Good

Score from 1,385 reviews

$35

Average price per night
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Hotel Splendid

7.1 Good

Score from 420 reviews

$31

Average price per night
Hotel Jnane Sbile

7.7 Good

Score from 170 reviews

$22

Average price per night

Take a good guide. If you do not plan on buying objects in Fez, explain to the guide before you go that you want to discover the arts, etc but not necessarily buy goods.

It's the whole deal, really. Just get lost in the tiny streets (which is not difficult) or take one of the colored paths through. Don't forget to visit Café Clock.

Watch out for the false guides!!! And there is nothing for free in Fez, or maybe the entrance is free... But you can leave without buying sth or giving a tip...

There is nothing like Fez back home. It's the oldest medina in the world, no cars, many cats and a complicated maze where they people who live there get lost!

Booking.com asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Fez for food?

Anything, really! The rumors have it that camel burger is great (but I'm vegetarian, and Berber Eggs are delicious, too). Buy fruit and nuts on the street!

Ask for 'tours' at the riad to share cultural experiences

Go end of May or early June. Less crowds

Incredibly medieval labyrinth

Booking.com asked travelers...

What did you eat in Fez that made you smile?

Berrada Family restaurant

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