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Bou Inania Medersa

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Address: Talaa Kabira, Fes 30110, Morocco
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$74.23*
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Full-Day Private Tour to Fez from Casablanca
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Private Guided Full-Day Tour of Fez

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Why do they no longer let visitors view the student rooms uptairs? That's a special experience. Anyway, outstanding courtyard. This medersa is a #1 must-see in Fez.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sajama S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Why do they no longer let visitors view the student rooms uptairs? That's a special experience. Anyway, outstanding courtyard. This medersa is a #1 must-see in Fez.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see in Fes. One of the only medersa you will be able to see. The detail of the work in the stone and the wood all around is just astounding.

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Den Haag
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice old building. Not far from the medina. If you've got time it's really worth a visit. Doesn't take long. And it's free. Part is original, part is restored, and a part is under construction. Really nice to see hoe that works.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside you have no indication of the beauty that lays inside. Absolutely gorgeous heritage building.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has to be on your list of places to cover while in fes. There are two medersas built within 50 years and the style and design is similar. Intricate work - wood carving, stucco, mosaic.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

One of the oldest medersas in Morocco, it doesn't have much to see. But the carvings all around is as beautiful as everywhere in Morocco. The cedarwood carved wooden panels are beautiful. Note the hydraulic clock as you step out of the main entrance!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

It's a really really small square, and that's it. Pay only if this will be the only Medersa that you'll be able to enter in your whole life. If you've been (or will be) in any another, like in Marrakech, really, don't waste your money in this one. Save it to a nice meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

It is right in the middle of the crowded street and once you enter it is all peace and quite. The structure inside is very beautiful. Loved the work they have on all the walls and wood.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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 July 11, 2016

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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