The Medina of Fez is an ancient hillside town that was originally founded in the 9th century. Located in Morocco, the Medina of Fez has many buildings that were constructed in the 13th and `14th centuries.
Many see the Fez Medina as the spiritual and cultural center of the country. There are many beautiful medieval buildings in the Fez Medina, including palaces, mosques, and homes.
Fez Medina is also home to the world’s oldest university. It is considered to be one of the best -preserved ancient cities of Arab-Muslims.
Today, those who visit will have a unique experience of getting a glimpse into living there during the 9th century.
Surrounded by thick walls, this city has been well-protected over the years from any outside threats. The wall totals a distance of 8km, enclosing the old city. In this area, there are no motorized vehicles allowed, making it one of the biggest city areas to ban vehicles in the world.
There are so many buildings close together, including shops and homes, that visitors often get lost and have a hard time finding their way. The streets are a labyrinth that is made up by bustling shops and bazaars, where all kinds of goods can be found. Many use mules and donkeys to transport products or anything else since no vehicles are allowed in this part of the city.
stay in a traditional way
Visitors can have a unique experience by staying in one of the ancient building instead of a hotel. This allows one to get a glimpse into how people lived back during the 9th century. There are a variety of buildings that can be rented, including palaces, royal suites, or even just a traditional home.
2 sites in this World Heritage
- Fes El Bali
- Fes Jdid