Morocco has so many interesting destinations for tourists from many parts of the world. This country has a number of main cities that have turned out to be exciting places to visit. Most of them come up with two different parts; the old town area known as the medina and the new or modern part called the Ville Nouville. These different parts of the main cities have become the main attractions that attract many tourists every year. In Fes, its medina is now considered as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. While the Ville Neuville in Fes was build under French influences and it looks totally different compared to the Fez’ medina.
Before you visit this Moroccan imperial city, it would be best if you figure out the best time for your Fez tour. If you like to avoid the tourist traps when visiting this city, it is highly recommended that you prepare your schedule in April to June or September to November. Not only that you will have plenty of space yourself and your family, the weather in those recommended months is not too hot. In addition to that, you will stand a chance to witness the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music. Here the list of places you need to visit during your Fes tour.
The Kairaouine Mosque
This holy and sacred structure is located deep inside the heart of the Fes’ medina. This mosque is designed to accommodate about twenty thousand people at the same time. However, there is no way for you to step your feet inside the Kairaouine Mosque unless you believe in Allah and Islam. Only muslim people are allowed to enter the mosque for praying purpose. Thanks to the recent renovations on this large mosque, the non-muslim tourists can now have a sneak peek the beautiful tile work of the mosque. If you keep banging your head on a wooden beam while strolling the alley, that means you are getting closer to the mosque site.
The medina of Fes is better known as the Fez el-Bali and it is surrounded by high walls. The old side of the city seems turns out to be a magical place with medieval ambiance. This place also offers more vibrant atmosphere because this place is also known as the capital of Moroccan culture and spirits.
This historical city might be to vast for you to travel alone. In order to keep you on the right track during your Fez tour, you are recommended to hire a local and experienced guide that you can easily find at your hotel or riad. For a full day Fez tour, your local guide will only cost you about 250 dirhams. Instead of following the step of your Fez tour, you are free to decide which places in Fes you need to visit. This old side of the city is so vast that you can easily get lost inside. Thanks to the friendly shopkeepers, you will be able to get back to your starting point once you get lost more easily.
The city of Fez would be a good place to quench your shopping thirst while traveling. When you get to the souq or leather bazaar in the area, make sure that you hunt for plenty of leather souvenirs. It might be one of the oldest bazaar in Morocco. With a number of changes on this Moroccan city, Fez has turned out to be a more fascinating place to visit.
Simply put, Fes has an array of interesting destinations for many tourists from every corner of the planet. Thus, make sure that you spend more than a single day in Fez.