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Bou Inania Medersa

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Address: Talaa Kebira, Fes, Morocco

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Beautiful Medersa

We really enjoy the beautiful tilework, woodwork, and stonework at the medersa. We also found it to be surprisingly quiet in the middle of the afternoon. It was our favorite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We really enjoy the beautiful tilework, woodwork, and stonework at the medersa. We also found it to be surprisingly quiet in the middle of the afternoon. It was our favorite medersa in Fes.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Richly decorated, this site is one of the many sites you can put on your list as destinations to see or a site you can wander to as you check this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If little time in Fes, this is the place to visit when in Fes as it epitomizes all the crafts & arts of Morrocan artists and designers of the arab-andalus civilisation in its heydays. A symphony of subtily combined colours and different materials (ceramics, cedar wood, gyps, marbles of various colours, green tiles) in a masterly balanced organisation of space... More 

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West Richland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The medersa was gorgeous, if a little hard to find. We watched the imam scold a tour guide for allowing another guest to smoke on the property, so don't smoke! We could see the benches where students sat to memorize the Koran. We had to leave to allow prayers.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Tourists can just enter the courtyard. It costs 10 dirham for entry. Entry is from tala'a kbira street not far from the bab boujloud. They close it at prayer times. It has very good workmanship and every centimetre is decorated or carved. I didn't find the medina so busy or chaotic that I needed to escape to here like other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One can only see the courtyard, as most of the medersa is closed off to visitors. What can been seen is wonderful. The capitals, and the upper walls are all carved plaster. Fantastic work of art

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Must see, beautiful ornamentation, peaceful place amidst the hustle and bustle of the Medina. The combination of plaster, mosaic tiles and cedar wood ornamentation is just magically beautiful and the geometric patterns clear your mind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The architecture of this building is wonderful and will impress you when you enter the medersa. Given the beauty of the attraction and the very cheap price of the ticket, I really recommend this attraction.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is one of two medersas we visited. The other is more beautiful with more intricate workmanship. Non Muslims have to stay in the open area. Signs indicate you cannot enter the prayer area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It's easy to find since the location is near blue gate. However, I dont know the exact opening hours. Fortunately, I came at the right time, at the first time because 4 times I passed through in front of it and it closed. This Medersa is not so big but has great decorated wall. It's quite here, a simple escape... More 

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