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Address: Derb Zaouia, Fes, Morocco

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the best mederssa

this mederssa from the best mederssa in the medina just for the people how they are intressting on history and it located in the center of medina near the souks

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

this mederssa from the best mederssa in the medina just for the people how they are intressting on history and it located in the center of medina near the souks

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This madrasa is not easily found, tucked away not far from Qarawiyyeen mosque. Not everybody comes here but if you do, you will find the most peaceful lovely place. The geometry of the ornamentation lends you peace of mind and calmness and make sure you go upstairs and explore the wonderful angles and effects of sunlight on the geometry from... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This medersa dates from the 17th century and is different from other the other, older medersas. It is much taller and less decorated, but still very elegant thanks to its large Moorish arches on four sides around a courtyard. This is also the only medersa in Fez where you can climb to the upper stories and visit the student cells.... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Very beautiful and impressive. There is a fee to this attraction less than 1 euro. The best way to visit it is with a guide to explain you about the kings in Marroco and history of the place.

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uk
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Very beautifull really,bit different to attarin medressa,difficult to find though,need a guide to take you to all these famous places really,but they are hidden gems-which must be seen

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

entrance fee was 10 dirham and it takes less than 30 minutes to look around. interesting student rooms .Whole place is empty even little spooky.

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Fes, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Clearly, all the Fes medresas are beautiful and a piece of art each one of them. But this one is still the most beautiful, in my opinion. It is because of its decoration which is more sober than of the other ones, and it was completely empty when I visited, so its a great interior to take photos in. Their... More 

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Austin, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Cherratin gets passed up in favor of Bou Inania, but this one is better preserved and you can visit the whole thing (hint: some of the bathrooms actually work, although clearly the flush toilets are new!). It'll give you a terrific glimpse into what life was life for a seminary student in the middle ages, when Fes was one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

I say it the best medersa of Fes because it´s possible to look at the inside interiors like the student´s rooms which is not possible at other medersas in Fes. IT gives us the same impressions of European cloisters with their simple, small and non-decorated rooms.

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