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“Truly beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bou Inania Medersa

Bou Inania Medersa
Talaa Kebira, Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #6 of 58 things to do in Fes
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“Truly beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Madersas are schools of Koranic study. As non-Muslims aren't allowed in mosques in Marrakech, this is your best chance to see the best of religious architecture and decoration, and it's well worth it. You pay a small fee to go in, and you might not be allowed in prayer time, but we went away and came back, and we weren't sorry

Visited October 2012
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San Ramon, California
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“This is in great condition considering it's age (circa 1350). Rooftop terrace has best view of the city.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

If you're a history buff, even mildly, you are guaranteed to like this place. They don't build them like this anymore

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

if you want to go back with time and live the authenticity then you should visit this stunning medersa . you will be delighted by it's beautiful architecture . so , dont miss it.

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L'Aquila, Italy
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“nice medera”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

the building is great and old , there is a lot of medersa there ( medersa bou inania , medersa attarine and medersa el andalou..) , really it' worth it to see

Visited September 2012
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“Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Loved visiting this medersa. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Fes, simply because it is so accessible being near the top of the talaa kabira on the way to most other sites. It also won't take you long to see. We visited late in the afternoon and it was almost empty. Very beautiful example of fourteenth century Islamic art and craftsmanship. I hope it undergoes further restoration work.

Visited September 2012
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