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Attarin Medersa

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Address: Boutouil Kairaouine, Fes, Morocco
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A jewelbox of a mediaeval building

The Médersa el Attarine is an absolute jewel of a building. Dating from the early fourteenth century and situated just outside the hallowed precincts of the Qaraouiyine Mosque, in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Médersa el Attarine is an absolute jewel of a building. Dating from the early fourteenth century and situated just outside the hallowed precincts of the Qaraouiyine Mosque, in its heyday it would have provided accommodation and study space for those destined to be members of Morocco's clerical élite, the people who understood the law and could enable the rulers... More 

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Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

For 20 dirham (the official price, at least) you can step inside this beautiful madrassa and admire the incredible 700-year-old architecture. It's right next to the Karaouiyyin (university) and on the way to the tanneries, so it's a great pit stop in the medina and an excellent stop for pictures.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Of course, you must see this place. My only suggestion, is that you don’t let your guide force you to see it too fast. It is worth spending some time and viewing the entire facility. What beautiful architecture.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Very impressive architecture in and out. It doesn't take that long to visit, but most definitely worth it.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very beautiful out of the way madras which is a koranic school, discovered by pure chance as its not really on the map

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The carving, the mosaics, the ornate and exquisite detail that went into every part of this are just downright unbelievable. Highly recommend you stop by here if you are in the old medina (if you can find it!)

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Lovely medersa, ornately carved plaster and cedar wood. Very similar to medersa bou inania but smaller and cosier

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I stared for a very long time at the exquisite carvings, whether wood, stone or plaster. The quality rivals southern Spain or Damascus, as it once was but is no longer. Do not miss this.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Really amazing and worth seeing/photographing. All of the mosaics and carvings you could ever want to see in Morocco.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Important building in Fez history; a nice pitstop for a few minutes to see outstanding architecture within the medina. You will need less than 30 minutes on location.

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