We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bou Inania Medersa

Talaa Kebira, Fes, Morocco
Improve this listing
Ranked #6 of 33 Attractions in Fes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
101 visitor photos
Write a Review

197 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    93
    79
    20
    3
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Easy to find with out a guide. Dh10 to enter. Peace and quiet inside. Beautiful doors and roof. Grab a map from the place your staying and go find it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nelspruit, South Africa
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

10dh will get you in. The details of this medersa is exquisite. Don't expect to go into any room though, as you can only visit the inside quarter. It was still a worthwhile visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alice Springs, Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The detail of the building is amazing and standing in the middle it is hard to imagine how much work went into building it. A lot more busy than other Medersa in Morocco, but if you time it right then you can almost have the place to yourself. One of many examples of Koranic schools in Morocco.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philippines
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lucerne, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
66 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dakar, Senegal
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
18 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
378 reviews 378 reviews
97 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gatineau, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bou Inania Medersa also viewed

Fes, Fes-Boulemane Region
Fes, Fes-Boulemane Region
 
Fes, Fes-Boulemane Region
Fes, Fes-Boulemane Region
 

Been to Bou Inania Medersa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing