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Attarin Medersa

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Address: Boutouil Kairaouine, Fes, Morocco
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The second treasure trove of the ancient Medina

Dont be fouled by your guides telling you if you have seen one Medersa you have seem them all. The Medersa attarin is as wonderful as it gets when you love Islamic art and... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2016
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Reviewed March 29, 2016

Dont be fouled by your guides telling you if you have seen one Medersa you have seem them all. The Medersa attarin is as wonderful as it gets when you love Islamic art and architecture. One of my favorite places in wonderful Fes. Very spiritual.

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Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

This Medersa is one of the oldest in Fes. There are 9 others and most are now not functional. The beauty of the building is incredible. Well worth a visit whilst exploring the medina.

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2016

This is pure delight for those mesmerized by the quality and quantity of zellig tiles, and Moroccan art. The history of the City of Fes is captured in the beauty of the many types of art forms expertly presented in this spiritual oasis. Intricately carved cedar, carefully chiseled plaster work, and fabulous tiles from artisans who devoted their lives to... More 

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Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Yes, this is a beautiful building. But the price of admission was recently doubled to 20dh. It is only two rooms. If you're visiting on your own, you can be in and out in literally 30 seconds. As far as Medrasas in Morocco go, this one provides the least access for the highest cost of admission. Try nearby Bou Inania... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2016

This building is definitely worth a visit. We have been advised to go see it and all I can say is that it is outstanding !!!!

Thank Gregfromlondon1970
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Reviewed January 15, 2016

The historic building is beautiful and is worth visiting if you are a fan of the moroccan architecture.

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Fes, Morocco
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Reviewed January 15, 2016

Maybe not quite as stunning as the Bouania Medersa and not in use, the Attarin medersa is still very beautiful and very old (14th century). It is not very large but the architecture and carvings, plasterwork and sense of tranquility make it well worth the minimal entrance fee. Lovely.

Thank Adam G
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed January 14, 2016

The medersa is quite beautiful. It has beautiful carved wood doors and tilework. A relaxing respite from the bustle in the bazaar, it's well worth visitng.

Thank NJB1165
Alice Springs, Australia
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Reviewed January 10, 2016

The Attarin Medersa is a little haven in the heart of the medina which is hidden away in the maze of streets of the souk, close to the centre of Fez el-Bali. It once housed students for their religious studies. The carved cedar wood doors, coloured tiles and lots of intricate details throughout the structure are amazing. A small but... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed January 2, 2016

When you walk around the little shops in Fes, visiting this Medersa is definitely worth your time. It is a beautiful old medersa and the amazing little details are great to see. It doesn't cost much (20 dirham per person), but it is also not that big.

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