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Attarin Medersa

Boutouil Kairaouine, Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #4 of 32 attractions in Fes
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Fes-Boulemane Region, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Amazingly beautiful with a deep history, if you have an appreciation of art and architecture you will love this. Its amazing to see such an old islamic school. So beautiful. be sure to take a camera. This is not a full day out but a 15 minute stop while passing through the medina. At only £1 entry its well worth... More

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Architecture, history, decoration and art work are very nice. The water fountains did not have water. Nice place to visit if you are in the zone.

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

You will be amazed by the architecture and history behind this merdersa (Muslim school of old), especially the courtyard.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Lovely building with sublime tiling and decoration. Disappointing that the fountains were dry - it's a little thing, but since the water features are central to the design of the courtyard, the space would have been much more evocative - and pleasant.

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Kendal, Cumbria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Been to Fes many times, but this was a first. The art work: Mosaic, plaster and tile is all magnificent.

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Katonah, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This medersa was much quieter than the Bou Inania medersa, and we had it all to ourselves. We probably wouldn't have gone in if our guide hadn't taken us here. She said this is the nicer one, as Bou Inania ia much busier, and after visiting both, she was right. The Attarine medersa felt much more peaceful, and also we... More

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NSW AUSTRALIA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Medersa was indeed beautiful intricate carving and tile work. Sadly we couldn't enjoy and admire it all, as there were so many large tour groups, with their leaders yelling out information. Making it noisy and challenging to take a photo in hindsight we should have come back at a less busier time.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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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35 helpful votes 35 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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