Fez is the medieval capital of Morocco, and a great city of high Islamic civilization. Fez has the best-preserved old city in the Arab world, the sprawling, labyrinthine medina of Fes el-Bali, which is incidentally also the world's largest car-free urban zone.
For an insight into the medina of Fez, please watch this film 'Medina Of Fes, Morocco'.
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Close by Dar Mystere are many famous tourist attractions including Bab Boujloud (The Blue Gate), the 14th century Water Clock built by Abou al-Hassan Ibn Ali Ahmed Tlemsani, Bou Inania Madersa - founded by Sultan Abou el Hassan in the year 1350, as well as many mosques, hammams and the bazaars of Tala'a Sghira (little hill) and Tala'a K'Bira (big hill). Here is the original starting point for a walk down into the depths of the medina.
For a unique experience, a visit to the world famous Cafe Clock just around the corner from Dar Mystere is a must for camel burger and chips.
The shops in the area cater for tourist trinkets, where you can pick up fine hand made lamps, glazed pottery and traditional Moroccan clothing, as well as stock up on fragrant Moroccan saffron. You will also find local markets for fruit, vegetables, meat and olive stalls amonst others as the medina of Fez is no museum piece, but the oldest living medieval city in the world.
The Fes Festival of World Sacred Music is one of the signature events of the Spirit of Fes Foundation. The aim of this Festival is to harness the arts and spirituality in the service of human and social development, and the relationship between peoples and cultures.
The 22nd Fes Festival takes place from 6 - 14 May 2016.
Reviewed April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
"Ideal location between the main streets of the medina". Read more
Reviewed February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
"Riad ideally located for a total immersion in the heart of the medina in Fes". Read more
Reviewed December 2014 for a stay in October 2014
"Beautiful, characterful spacious house in an amazing location at a great price". Read more