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

Address: Talaa Kebira, Fes, Morocco
Improve this listing
86%
Ranked #6 of 36 Attractions in Fes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Attraction details
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks

Hotels near Bou Inania Medersa

Write a Review

221 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    103
    87
    25
    4
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Perfect place to chill & relax for 10dh! great mosaics, architecture and history. We managed to wander for an hour or so before realising we had spent an hour here!

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
57 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Nice place to chill and a hideaway far from the madding crowd of the markets. Intricate woodwork and ceramic tiling. Rooms for prayer and reflection - but not for the public. Worth £0:80 for the break from the market.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
510 reviews 510 reviews
323 attraction reviews
614 helpful votes 614 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The Bou Inania Medersa is not that far from the Blue Gate if one travels down the left hand of the 2 main walkways. It's on the left as one travels downhill. Our guidebook says it is closed during prayertimes - and the first 2 times we passed the Mederessa it appeared closed. Only on the third "passing" did we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Italy
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Amazing, it is the best example of the local historical architecture. Ask your guide to explain the history behind it. If you want you should also visit the identical medersa in Meknes, where you can also access the students rooms and the roof.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wemeldinge, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Small and you can't visit as much of the building as you might like - but the carvings and Koran text on the walls are wonderfully intricate.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
46 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
22 helpful votes 22 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

Travelers who viewed Bou Inania Medersa also viewed

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bou Inania Medersa staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?