Fez cultural tour
Things to Do in Fez is delighted to take you in a Cultural Tour in Fez city, where you can discover the historical places starting from the Schools, Universities, the Mausoleums, and the handicrafts artisans as well.
This tour will help us uncover the delightful mystics of Morocco. This charming city will not cease fascinating us with the beauty of it ceramics and mosaics. We will discover the wonders and passions of the people of this city meeting us with some of the locally known artists that maintain its beauty.
10:00 am: Fez Cultural Tour starts at the early morning. After breakfast, the local guide will pick you up on an already appointed time from your hotel or Riad to meet the professional driver to start the journey in Fez.
The Tour will start by:
- The Royal Palace
: we will discover its fantastic golden gate that attracts the visitors from inside Morocco and abroad, it goes back to the 14th century and mainly maid and decorated with copper and mosaic.
- Jewish Quarter
: right next to the Royal palace, it serves as a protection to it from outside danger. This quarter was built in 1438. Its name is related to a far away history when Jews were the original inhabitant of it, and it is called The Mellah as well.
- The Ibn Danan Synagogue
: was built in 17th century by Mimoun Ben Sidan. This synagogue has been added to the 1996 World Monuments Watch List and Fund.
- Ceramic School
: an amazing place where the traditional ceramics made, we will get to know how this process goes and how to make a wonderful piece of ceramic.
12.30 – 13:30: lunch break in a local restaurant.
- Abu Inania School
: It was founded in 1351 by Abu Inan Faris. It is well-known as a historic Moroccan and Marinid architecture.
- Chouara Tannery
: It is located near a well-known river away from residential areas due to the smell the process of making leather causes.
Visiting Schools, Universities, and Mausoleums:
: it was established in the 18th, it a traditional Funduq located in the Old Medina of Fez. it is decorating The Medina with a traditional fountain that attracts the visitors to take pictures in it.
- Qarawiyyin University
: was founded in 859 by Fatima al-Fihri . It is considered as a UNESCO oldest existing university. This University is a spiritual and educational spot, and distinguishes by its architecture and deeply-rooted rich history.
- Attarin School
: one of the most beautiful ancient Moroccan schools, despite its small size, due to its exquisite decorations that make it a rare architectural masterpiece.
- Moulay Idriss Mausoleum
: the shrine of Moulay Idriss II, the Sultan who used to rule Morocco in the period between 807 and 828.
- Ahmed Tijani Mausoleum
: a tomb of a Sufi priest that goes back to the 18th century. Many people head to it to discover it and other to pray following the Tijaniyya order.
Do not hesitate and join us to this informative tour in Fez city, the spiritual city that UNESCO considers as a World Heritage Site, we will dive deeper into the spirit of Moroccan Art which is passed through generation of artisans, and get to explore it's history and traditions. Fez is a melting pot of various cultures, starting from Andalucian, Arab, Berber (Tamazight), and Jews as well, making itself as a significant city of Culture and Religion tolerance among all other Moroccan cities.
16:00 – 17:00: Our professional driver will drive you back to your accommodation by the end of the informative and entertaining experience.
- Transportation (air-conditioned vehicle)
- Pick up hotel/riad
- Drop-off point hotel/riad
- Professional driver
- Professional local Guide
- Mineral water
- Entrance fees to historical sites.