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Bou Inania Medersa

Talaa Kebira, Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #6 of 32 attractions in Fes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Hong Kong, China
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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.

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Los Angeles, California
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105 helpful votes 105 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.

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Dakar, Senegal
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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.

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85 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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.

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Gatineau, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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.

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Stamford
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Katonah, NY
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169 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Horw, Switzerland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Change the location! On Google maps the correct location can be seen. It's wrong on Tripadvisor. Change the location!

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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

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