Fes Day Trips
If the new city, built under the protectorate by the French unattractive, both old vile, Fes el-Bali (old Fez) founded in the late seventh century by Idriss I, and Fes El-Jadid (Fès new) founded by the Marinids five centuries later, however, are unforgettable. The old medina is rich in heritage. Ramparts, castles, mosques, streets miles fragrances and souks that exist nowhere else. Around the vile We advance through the legendary gates of Bab El Guissa north, Bab Ftouh east on Highway Taza, which leads also to the thermal baths of Sidi Harazem and Bab Jdid, the nearest entrance to access the souks. Visit the tombs Merinid of Fez, Bab Boujloud, the Karaouine mosque. « The Blue Gate » of Fez. -Panoramic view of the Old Medina.-Fountains including the Nejjarine fountain-Medersas (Koranic schools) founded as early as the 13th century-Batha Palace now a museum of arts and traditions-Chouwara Tanneries-Souks including Souk Attarine, one of the liveliest in the city-The Bou Inania Madrasa minaret.-Mellah and the 17th century Ibn Danan synagogue.
“Enjoying Morocco” invites you to explore Atlas moutnains. For those with a reasonable amount of time in Fez, day trips are a great way to take a break from the Medina. Today we would like to suggest another town in the Middle Atlas with a country souq. Every week in Morocco there are more than 800 country souqs held. Usually the name of the souq is the name of the day on which it is held. Azrou is one of the more-populated towns in the Middle Atlas Mountains. Dwarfing nearby Ifrane in number, Azrou is an important Berber town and functions as a junction to the market centers of Fez, Meknes, Midelt, and Khenifra. Azrou has a massive weekly souk (or souq, currently every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until about 3 p.m.) where animals, produce, and even Berber carpets are brought in for locals and tourists alike to test their bargaining skills. Ifrane is a little like a European alpine village and the architecture will remind you of a Switzerland.
Fez at 9:30 am, we will start our day by visiting the Roman ruins of Volubilis and devote sufficient time to explore the ruins and 2,000 years to get a picture of life during the Roman Empire, we will visit en suite Moulay Driss where is the mausoleum of Moulay Idris founded Fez, one of the holiest cities in Morocco. arrival in Meknes, one has a magnificent view of the medina. The tour begins with a visit to the walls with monumental gates dating from the seventeenth century Berdaine Bab Bab Khemis. We continue to explore the city by the stables (Rua), attics (HERI), and Stud. Shutting the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail was long the only mosque that non-Muslims can visit in Morocco. He then leaves through the famous Bab El Mansour on the vast square Hedim. On the other side of the square, the Museum of Moroccan Art « Dar Jamai » offers a wide variety of crafts, Back to Fez in the evening.
Chefchaouen is considered to be one of the most important Moroccan cities, especially the north, so enjoying Morocco invites you to explore them. The town of Chefchaouen is fun as it walks through the old walled city, strolling up and down by making it more enjoyable by the sight of its inhabitants living, for the most part, as they have done over the last few years. The Chefchaun people are really cute. Chefchaouen is only a few hours by bus from Fez or Tangier. It is quiet enough for those visitors overwhelmed by the busy cities of Fez and Marrakech. After a full day of sightseeing, we return comfortably to the hotel.