About Our Trip
In Fès we'll be staying at the Hotel Batha for 5 nights. Because Fès is our first stop where you'll really feel the sometimes nerve-racking hustle and bustle of Morocco's main cities, we have chosen a hotel where the rooms have their own bathroom and there is even a swimming pool. Like that you can relax around the hotel after the intense visits of the city's many sights.
It will take two days to see most of Fès' medina and its souqs in Fès el-Bali, the old Fès. Within the medina we'll visit the tanneries, walk through the dyer souq and witness the amazing carpet selling ritual in the Souq an-Nejjarine. Also we'll cross the Souq al-Attarine, the spice market and the Andalus Quarter to name only a few of them. Apart from all it's different souqs the medina also houses some important sights like the Kairaouine mosque and university, the minaret of Medersa Bou Inania, the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts or the famous water clock. The list is endless.
Also on our program is Fès el-Ddid, the new Fès. Here we'll see the Jewish quarter with its Cemetery and Habarim Synagogue, the Bou Jeloud Gardens and the Dar el-Makhzen, the Royal Place, again mentioning only a few.
One of the days will be used for visit to the Dar Batha Museum, the museum of Moroccan Arts.
On a second day we'll go see the amazing Kasbah an-Nouar.
Fès is the cultural capital of Morocco and therefore an absolute must on our route through the country.
Fès is arguably the symbolic heart of Morocco. The oldest of the imperial cities and the first capital of the kingdom in 808 under Idriss II, and then twice again, in the 13th Century under the Merinides and in the 19th Century during the reign of Moulay Abdallah, Fès, the spiritual and cultural capital of Morocco. It is a City of multiple facets quite unmatched in its splendour. Apart from the European town built after the First World War, there are two distinctly different areas of the City; Fès El Jdid ("the New") and Fès El Bali ("the Old"). Its labyrinthine streets and crumbling grandeur add to its air of intrigue and self-importance.