This old hammam has recently been renovated. It's the only one in the medina that caters specifically for women tourists with a Dh150...
Bab Bou Jeloud
Everyone comes through this main gate at some point during their stay as it leads to a clutch of restaurants and the main shopping...
Medersa Bou Inania
A short walk down Talaa Kebira from Bab Bou Jeloud, the Medersa Bou Inania is the finest of Fez’ theological colleges. It was built by...
There are a couple of options for drinks in this handily located medina hotel. The Churchill Bar is inside the hotel and in winter even...
La Maison Bleue
Reservations are necessary at this elegant riad restaurant. The setting is intimate and romantic, with diners serenaded by an oud player...
Rue de la Musée, Batha · interesting places nearby
Batha Museum information
Housed in a wonderful 19th-century summer palace and converted to a museum in 1916, the Batha Museum houses an excellent collection of traditional Moroccan arts and crafts. Historical and artistic artefacts include fine woodcarving, zellij and sculpted plaster, much of it from the city’s ruined or decaying medersas . It also has some fine Fassi embroidery, colourful Berber carpets and antique instruments.
The highlight of the museum is the superb ceramic collection dating from the 14th century to the present. These are some fantastic examples of the famous blue pottery of Fez. The cobalt glaze responsible for the colour is developed from a special process discovered in the 10th century.
The museum’s Andalucian-style garden offers temporary respite from the bustle and noise of the medina, and the spreading holm oak provides a backdrop for the open-air concerts held here during the Sacred Music and Sufi Culture festivals.