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Bou Inania Medersa

Talaa Kebira, Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #6 of 33 Attractions in Fes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We went to this magnificent architectural masterpiece first week of June 2014 when Fes is celebrating it's yearly World Sacred Music Festival. Visiting Medersat Bou Inania is an experienced we don't have to be missed. The intricate hand carvings of the ceilings and wood carvings was truly amazing. The courtyard with a beautiful fountains which has a geometrical motifs and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

this medersa is for me the nicest in Morocco. The handicraft is beyond that and real art. Every centimeter of the building is decorated in masterful fashion. Also it is a island of tranquility in the busy medina. If you are in Fès you will come by this building at some point (willingly or unwillingly) anyway, so go inside. It... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This being one of the only medersa's that foreigners can visit is well worth seeing. The tilework and carvings are amazing. Very beautiful and peaceful.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

this is a great example of Marinid (Berber) architecture so it is a must see. It is in the Medina, once you enter it you are immediately impressed by the peace and quiet. It is quite big with incredible wooden ceilings. It served as both a mosque and a school. Definitely put this on your list.

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Dakar, Senegal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

You could visit this Madersa (between prayer times) or the other one in Fes and basically see all you need to see. No need to go to both. No tour guide or even brochure. Costs 10 dirham.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A hidden gem within the Medina. Intricate stonework and woodwork. A place of calm and relaxation, without the tourists.

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

Do not miss visiting this medersa, rich in Andalousian architecture. Do recommend you visit with a guide who can explain its rich historical attributes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Layer upon layer of intricate stonework, wood and zellij. Calm and beautiful even though it is right in the busy medina. Very inexpensive to get in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

After having been in Chettarin medersa, we felt that this one, while very lovely, was not quite as special. It was filled with tourists, so much so that it was hard to even get a phot without someone else being in it. The admission fees to the medersa, and in fact nearly all attractions in Morocco, are crazily cheap, so... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Once again i am stunned by the craftsmanship of the Moroccan artisans. What they could do centuries ago, with only handtools, beggars belief.

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