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Bou Inania Medersa

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Address: Talaa Kabira, Fes 30110, Morocco
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Beautiful Medersa

This is an incredible piece of moroccan art, a jewel of Fes, built in 14C., opened for non-muslims as well. It used to be a coranic school, on the first floor there were rooms for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Barbara M
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an incredible piece of moroccan art, a jewel of Fes, built in 14C., opened for non-muslims as well. It used to be a coranic school, on the first floor there were rooms for students coming from the other parts of Morocco. Inside is also a mosque, during a pray is closed for tourists. Must to see!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

in the middle of a crowded street, just passing through a small alley, one can find a jewel of Moroccan architecture and picture it's former glory. keep in mind that it was build while Europe was going through the "Dark Middle Ages". a tour guide might give you several insights of the meaning of the different architectural details.

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Durban, South Africa
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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. the most famous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you don't have a guide, don't bother. If you do, you'll learn all about how the medersa works and the education people receive.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

After visiting the main medersa in Marrakech, I was expecting something similar. It was a bit disappointing with most of the medersa inaccessible to non-Muslims or blocked off completely. Still worth a visit if you're not going to Marrakech however.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This is the place to go if you want to see ancient Moroccan art and architecture and be transported back into another era. Built some 1100 years ago, it stands to this day as a testament to how important these buildings were/are. Students would live here while studying, and you can see the rooms and wander the courtyard where they... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Whilst the interior of this Medersa has impressive decor and tiling, that's about as far as it goes and you really won't spend more than 15mins here. It's worth popping in but don't expect it to kill much time. Certain areas are shut off to non-Muslims and you can only really see the courtyard area.

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Thank Mark G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This is really amazing. Make sure you go when it's open to non Muslims (unless you're Muslim of course). It's really an incredible building.

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Thank Cat M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Taking into account that this people is not very specialized in taking care of their monuments and ruins as they are not conserved in a very good way, this medersa is a good opportunity to enjoy Marroquin art and architecture.

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Loxwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We enjoyed our visit to this lovely Medursa. The carvings are beautiful and so intricate. A very peaceflu place after all the hustle and blustle of the medina.

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