Morocco is a specific target for people who care about the culture, friends, families, friends or even solo travelers. It is counted as the best destination in Africa, and to visit Fez is the right beginning in this discovery.
Visit Fez and Learn About Its Great History
Fez is the ancient and majestic city in Morocco. It was established by Idriss the 1st, and Idriss the 2nd throughout the ages. It became the largest Islamic city in Morocco. That’s why they call it the intellectual and cultural capital.
Fez is considered as the school where many scientists studied and graduated. Also theologians, mathematicians and lawyers were also fascinated by it. Also craftsmen had built houses and palaces, and kings donated mosques.
The Great View from the Core Of Fez Medina
Travel to Fez, and see that the medina has something of the medieval age remains in the world’s largest car-free urban area: carts pushed by mules or donkeys lifting goods down the narrow streets, the architecture of the buildings are from colonization time and the population is about 90000 person, who still live there.
Visiting Fez and walking through the tiny streets with high walls, observing people visiting the grave of Moulay Idriss II mausoleum daily. Watching the architecture and the ornate sculptures and mosaics on all surfaces. One of other reasons why Fez is the cultural and the imperial capital.
Have a Look At The Old Schools And Madrasas
Trip de Fez in the medina area, there is the Bar Batah Museum is open to visitors, uniting the arts and customs of the region. This area, which was established in the 19th century, stands in a palace of the same name.
Still talking about the history of the city, Fez has a diverse architecture in The Bou Inania Koranic School. Built in the 14th century, this Madarsa is an aspect of the urban dynamism that started with the Mérinides dynasty. Visitors can also consider the Talaa Kebira Street, one of the longest shopping streets in the city.
Fez, the cultural capital
The long history and cultural relevance of Fez makes it great to visit if you love festivals. Each year there will be four regional festivals around the city. They are sometimes held in May, August and in September for example Moulay Idriss II and Zerhoun. Such festivals are rich with traditional life, colors, and entertainment. It’s ideal for tourists who are looking for dicovering Fez from the cultural side.
And one of the most important yearly festivals in Fez is Morocco’s World Sacred Music Festival. It takes place in the cultural city of Fes in the end of May and the beginning of June. It was started in 1994 and developed in the present presenting the heritage of religious, spiritual and world music.
This Festival is unique since it shows the spiritual values and invites people to attend and enjoy it from different regions. The visitors to the Festival discover the medina of Fes, souks, mosques and other highlights of the region during the day. At night, we love the music. In addition to focusing on different cultures, the festival is an excellent way of raising awareness in the Moroccan community.
This festival takes place not in only one place in Fez. So, to celebrate the festival you have many choices; there are art exhibits, plays, and New City concerts, and the Museum Dar Batha has been a great destination for families. There is a lot to give.
You should make an early reservation for the festival as this magnificent annual event will fill the city rapidly if you want to make your trip. The medina is the perfect place to stay because it is important for all concerts and big occasions.
The Festival mixes, popular entertainment artistic successes, intellectual challenges and cultural influence. The core of Fez booms and remains in the point of our time. This is really an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.
Visit Fez and Seize from the Cheapest Lifestyle
While visiting Fez, you will find some of the most popular tourist attractions on this majestic site and many places to free your mind. There are Riads in every corner to give you a truly Moroccan experience. The hostels will fit those on a limited budget.
Houses in Fez are designed in a special way. So, the courtyard, usually with trees and fountains, is surrounded by these traditional ornate houses. In contrast with similar places in Europe and North America, the cost is impossible to afford.
In Fez or Morocco in general, the way you like to travel really depends. So, it’s easy, if you have a limited budget as a traveler. You can find an accommodation where to spend the night in cheap prices between 5$ to 10$ a night. It is really suitable and recommended to save your money. Also hitchhiking is very common for more savings.
Morocco or exactly Fez can be extremely cheap, but if luxury interest you more, it offers the luxurious and the expensive lifestyle. You can save money on trips or excursions in Fez and do many fun activities such as tours, attend some of traditional music festivals as previously mentioned or to see the sights of the city or even discover the landscapes of the regions.
Visit Fez and Live the Way Locals Live
Fez is becoming one of the most important tourists’ attractions in Morocco. The city accommodates tourists from all over the world, and give them the opportunity to live in the Medina of Fez with local families.
Those families make it possible and available for tourists, by providing them with one or two rooms to host them, as a way of exchange and sharing cultures. Also, to explore local life and the real life people live. This why should you visit Fez.
In fact, it combines tourism with human development and generates income for young people within families. Fez works to promote intercultural relations of East and West and to encourage Islam in their religious and cultural aspects.
Fez is a very welcoming city like other Moroccan cities. It is really famous by the hospitality and hosting visitors all the time. Locals usually offer food as a way to say welcome to their visitors or tourists who come to visit their city.
No worries if someone invites you to eat something in their homes, the call is very genuine and real, so the host is so pleased to welcome you. Try not to refuse it unless you have a good reason, it is not really nice for the hosts to be rejected. Otherwise, the experience is really worth it.
The Great Taste of Food Comes From Fez City
Moroccan kitchen is a cultural a unique mixture. The flavors of Fez cuisine come from old hotels or inns, which crossed paths in many nations by some merchant travelers.
The fruits and spices were brought by the Arabs and a coffee grains was left by the French. For staples such as couscous, the Berber influence is present. Recipes are unique from region to region, but many of Morocco’s most popular dishes are from Fez.
For foodies, Fez is the right place where you can taste the amazing street food, like boiled chickpeas, beans soup, some delicious sweets and many different ones. You can also visit some local restaurant to have a Fassi dish with a great taste.
If you like cooking, you can also benefit from a cooking class that it offered by some local Riads. You normally go to the local souk to buy the fresh ingredients, depending on the choice of the dish you will choose. It is really an amazing experience for people who consider cooking as a passion.
Visit Fez and Do Some Shopping
In Fez Medina, there many shops selling different goods that are typically Fez products. These shops are lined tidily in small long streets inside the ancient medina. And the retailers are so nice and prices are always negotiable.
You can order hand tissue souks, plastic lanterns, colorfully woven tapestries, slippers, colorful ceramics and more! Bargaining is possible if you are really interested in buying the product.
The principal design for the medina stores includes the modern artists from Morocco and Morocco, including a collection of bags, t-shirts and beautifully knit scarves and homeware.
And if you want to buy or see what it is known as Qaftan; Which is the most beautiful and traditional clothing for women. That clothing is worn in ceremonies, celebrations or parties. It is designed in different beautiful elegant styles.
Same thing for Men , they also have traditional clothing like Jellaba … It is a typical Moroccan outfit that men usually wear in occasions, feasts, even when they want to go to the mosque, especially on Fridays. Friday is a holy day; it is so sacred in Fez and other cities as well. So people should well dressed and smell good.
Visiting Fez is not a normal visit, but it is an experience that no one will forget and no one will regret. Because simply it is pure and still has that unique touch in its lifestyle.