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Bou Inania Medersa

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Address: Talaa Kebira, Fes, Morocco

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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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!

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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.

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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 

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Italy
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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.

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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.

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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!

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