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Bou Inania Medersa

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Address: Talaa Kebira, Fes, Morocco

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We weren't allowed inside on the day because examinations were taking place - but on another day we visited and its a beautiful place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We weren't allowed inside on the day because examinations were taking place - but on another day we visited and its a beautiful place.

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Along with the medersa in Meknes, this will give you a sense of how the schools were organized and an introduction to the beauty of Islamic/Arabic design (which is especially important since almost all the mosques in Morocco are closed to non-Muslims). Take your time with it and read up on it before you go (since there is no information... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were only able to catch glimpses of this beautiful classic architecture because it was closing for prayer time. The Attarin medersa which is also beautiful does not have prayer closure restrictions.

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Amsterdam
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Amazing building, beautiful decorations, intricate carvings and plasterwork, all very colourful etc. Wish my school had looked like that :-)

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Madrasa Bou Inania with its bronze portal carved its patio fountain. its prayer hall. stucco. its bleached cedar wood paneling discolored by time, has all the grace of Mérinide style.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This former Koranic school is a classic of Islamic art and high craft, very centrally located and worth a visit with a guide, if possible. The detail of every surface element is elaborated, from floors to ceilings this is a magnificent and inspiring building. Fee is minimal, as at most Moroccan venues.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Our tour guide decided on this Medersa and it was a good choice. On entering the courtyard, I was impressed to see how clean and well kept the place was. It was ornate and very quiet inside even though there was a market just outside the main door. I enjoyed admiring the stone work and decorations around the building and... More 

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Montaren et St Mediers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Our guide went into great detail over the interesting history of the Medersa and its wonderful decor. Considering its in the heart of the Medina there were relatively few tourists which made taking photographs easy. Entry was less than €1 ! Yes only 10DH

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

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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