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Bou Inania Medersa

Talaa Kebira, Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #5 of 30 attractions in Fes
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A must see. Carefully restored with all the details that are so characteristic for moroccan architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Just open after Friday lunchtime prayers, we had the place almost to ourselves. While the architecture is standard madersa/madrassa, the wealth and beauty of the decorative carvings, tiles and plasterwork are stunning. The unexpected gift was the feeling of utter serenity we experienced during our visit.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

On my exit, I playfully asked the staff at the door whether it was possible to climb the tower to go upstairs. He said yes, but because there was a ritual going on at the moment and the medersa was closing, I'll have to come back for it. Oh if only I'd asked sooner!

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Wonderful Islamic artistry, peaceful, rare opportunity to visit an Islamic site for non-Muslims. The quality of the craftsmanship will astound you.

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Albuquerque, NM
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35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Interesting history, amazing tile work and wood work. What made it especially fascinating was the explanation by our guide. Right smack in the center of the Medina, you can't miss it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

if you get a nice guide he would certainlly show you this place in the middle of the medina. it is nice to see how they started to study and broadcast islam ideias back from middle ages. more historical then beautifull.

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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 17, 2014

Easily found on the main tourist street near the beginning of the medina. 10 dirham entry fee, spend as long as you wish. Empty when we visited on a Friday afternoon in mid January. Beautiful tiles, carvings and pillars. The caretaker was also a really friendly guy who made you feel very welcome. Note that most souks/shops are closed on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

if you go in morning after 8.30.then this place is not crowded otherwise in afternoon it does get crowded and you have to wait to take pictures at some spots.As usual woodwork and architecture is excellent.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Within narrow streets of the Medina, you find this wonderful Medersa, about 200 m from Bab Ben joulud Do not miss it! 10 dirham for the entrance

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Charlottetown, PEI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Beautiful building with intricately designed woodwork, stone and plaster. The medersa is behind a large set of doors so we actually missed the sign the first time we walked by. When you exit the medersa be sure to take a few steps to your left and look up to see the water clock and just a little further along is... More

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