Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Crafts
Opened in 1998, this museum is in a wonderfully restored funduq – a caravanserai for travelling merchants who stored and sold their...
Founded by Abu Said in 1325 in the heart of the medina, the Attarine was designed as an annexe to the nearby Kairaouine. The central...
Kairaouine Mosque & University
One of Africa’s largest mosques and possibly the oldest university in the world, this mosque complex is the spiritual heart of Fez and...
Cremerie La Place
Put a cafe in one of the most interesting spots in the medina, and you have a near-perfect combination. Over juice, tea, coffee and...
Famille Restaurant Berrada
‘Famille restaurant’ says it all here – a small medina place run with much hearty cheer. Everything is very traditional, but they’re...
Derb Fakharine · interesting places nearby
Henna Souk information
One of the oldest market places this souk, off Talaa Kebira, has graceful plane trees shading the stalls selling ceramics and traditional cosmetics, including henna. The mohtassib (price-controller), now defunct, had his office here and you can still see his large scales. On one side is the restored Maristane Sidi Frej, a former psychiatric hospital built by the Merinids in the 13th century. Leo Africanus worked here as a young man. It's now a small kissaria (covered market).