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Attarin Medersa

Boutouil Kairaouine, Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #2 of 30 attractions in Fes
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It's a pretty small place, but definitely worth a visit just to admire the amount of time and effort put into it. This is one of those places that if you did not have a guide, you probably would not have found this place, especially with a entrance fee. It was a great place to enjoy the peacefulness which was... More

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

intricate decorations, really gives you a sense of the scholastic achievements that must have been done here.

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Seoul, South Korea
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

When you enter after paying 10dh for it, its small size might surprise you at first. But small in size, it covers with amazing details on each and every corner. Colors, wood crafts, design.. everything superb. Since the place is small, however, it gets so crowded when just one tourist group enters the scene. So try visiting early in the... More

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TN
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112 reviews 112 reviews
59 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Mosaics were spectacular, and our guide explained the "layers" we would see in this and subsequent other buildings: mosaics, topped by plasterworks, topped by carved olive wood.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is a definite must visit site if you are in Fes. You will experience a comprehensive indulgence into Moroccan design and craftsmanship at it finest. It is absolutely breathtaking!

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London, United Kingdom
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49 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We had the place to ourselves when we visited; stunning tiles and intricate carving and wooden shutters. Well worth the low entry fee to see such beautiful architecture. You don't need long in here to see it but it's absolutely worth seeing.

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Rome, Italy
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105 reviews 105 reviews
61 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

At variance of the adjacent Mosque, it can be visited by non-muslims. The entrace is, as usul, 10 dirham, and it is very relaxing spending some minutes in this Medersa

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uk
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40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

totally breathtaking calligraphy and overall tile work.definatly a must see,woodwork,tilework,just gorgeous

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Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Beautiful medersa. If you love photography, visiting this place is a must. Walls are decorated by beutiful carving. It's very well maintained. But, when I came there, there are so many tourists. It's quite difficult to get pictures without any people in it. I must do a lot of crops for my photos.

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is one of the loveliest Moorish medusas, richly decorated with zellij tile work and finely decorated doors. There are some gorgeous ceilings and the some lintels have epigraphic decorations.

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