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Cherratin Medersa

Address: Derb Zaouia, Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #17 of 36 Attractions in Fes
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks

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Ottawa, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
55 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Dublin, Tipperary, Ireland
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212 reviews 212 reviews
125 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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
34 helpful votes 34 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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new york
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Prague, Czech Republic
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142 reviews 142 reviews
82 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Vienna
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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