We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Attarin Medersa

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Boutouil Kairaouine, Fes, Morocco
Book In Advance
More Info
$55*
and up
Fez Sightseeing Tour
More Info
$168*
and up
Private Guided Full-Day Tour of Fez
More Info
$346*
and up
Fez Day Trip from Casablanca

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 282 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
jewels of the medina

and this one can be visited even if you are not muslim. An incredible piece of art and architecture. Don't miss it. Not the most famous but worth the Bouanania medersa.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
j0hns00n
,
Durban, South Africa
Add Photo Write a Review

282 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 119: English reviews
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

and this one can be visited even if you are not muslim. An incredible piece of art and architecture. Don't miss it. Not the most famous but worth the Bouanania medersa.

Helpful?
Thank j0hns00n
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately we did not get to see inside. However, if the beautiful architecture outside is a preview to what we can expect from inside this mederza, it must be worth spending some time inside especially with a tour guide. As a non Muslim, the local guides were a real help as they talk about the places, the sights and sounds... More 

Helpful?
Thank jinshen55
Augusta, GA
Level Contributor
1,096 reviews
512 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We didn't get to go all the way inside, and I'm not sure how other non-Muslims DID get to go inside. Our guide said that we were not allowed. We saw true beauty of mosaics, carpets, architecture, etc, from the little bit that we got to see from peeking our heads in just a little way. It is just another... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kay M
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Amazing to see the intricate work in the doors, walls and woodwork. We were in Fes with our kids but did not bring them here so we could take our time taking pictures and getting the history.

Helpful?
Thank Fahim A
Copley, Ohio
Level Contributor
148 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

As a school and not a mosque we were allowed to go in as non-muslims. Great to see an original, authentic mosque on the inside.

Helpful?
Thank VinMan4507
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
132 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

You most likely will walk by while you are roaming around the Medina so why not stop in and see this amazing architecture. The mosaic and ceiling detail are special. There isn't much to do here but the site is worth seeing.

Helpful?
Thank Pruguy
Level Contributor
23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

You only get to see the central courtyard but the architecture is amazing. And it's very cheap. Well worth looking at.

Helpful?
Thank Tony S
Kaiserslautern, Germany
Level Contributor
79 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

One of the two open Medersa's in Fes, we went in with a city guide early in the morning and it was almost empty, making for the best pictures.

Helpful?
1 Thank NSJ82
Level Contributor
29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

While this may only be a small place to visit for 20 dirham it does offer a nice view of the art used to build and decorate this Islamic school.

Helpful?
Thank Dave N
Level Contributor
43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Check out all the Mederssas in this country. There is something about each and every one of them that will leave you in the depths of the beauty that lay in front of your eyes.

Helpful?
Thank Prateek J

Travelers who viewed Attarin Medersa also viewed

Fes, Fes-Boulemane Region
Fes, Fes-Boulemane Region
 
Fes, Fes-Boulemane Region
Fes, Fes-Boulemane Region
 

Been to Attarin Medersa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Attarin Medersa and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Attarin Medersa staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?