Fez attractions

Top Choice Workshop in Medina

Chaouwara Tanneries

The Chaouwara tanneries are one of the city’s most iconic sights (and smells), offering a unique window into the pungent, natural process of producing world-class leather using methods that have changed little since…
Top Choice Arts Centre in Fez

Art Naji

Ceramics are everywhere in Fez – from the distinctive blue pottery to the intricate mosaics decorating fountains and riads. Art Naji is the place to go to see the real deal being made. The centre is a professional o…
Top Choice Islamic Site in Medina

Medersa Bou Inania

A short walk down Talaa Kebira from Bab Bou Jeloud, the Medersa Bou Inania is the finest of Fez’s theological colleges. It was built by the Merenid sultan Bou Inan between 1351 and 1357, and has been impressively re…
Top Choice Museum in Medina

Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Crafts

This museum is in a wonderfully restored funduq, an ancient inn used by travelling merchants who stored and sold their goods below and took lodgings on the floors above. Centred on a courtyard, the rooms are given o…
Top Choice Gardens in Fez El Jdid

Jnan Sbil

These lush gardens are a breath of fresh air after the intensity of Fez's medina. Although more than a century old, extensive renovation and replanting have reinvigorated the gardens' splendour, and locals come in d…
Top Choice Palace in Fez El Jdid

Royal Palace

The entrance to Fez's Palais Royale is a stunning example of modern restoration, but the 80 hectares of palace grounds are not open to the public. Visitors must be satisfied with viewing its imposing brass doors, su…
Top Choice Synagogue in Fez El Jdid

Ibn Danan Synagogue

This pretty 17th-century synagogue was restored with the aid of Unesco in 1999. The doors are rarely flung wide, so you may need to find the guardian to invite you inside and point out the main features, including a…
Top Choice Street in Fez El Jdid

Rue des Mérinides

The most architecturally impressive street in the mellah (Jewish Quarter) is Rue des Mérinides, lined with houses that are distinguished by their wooden and wrought-iron balconies, as well as by their stucco work. J…
Animal Sanctuary in Fez El Jdid

American Fondouk

This nonprofit organisation's raison d'être is to help give the working equids of Fez medina a better life, and improve health and welfare education the often-poor families who depend on working donkeys, mules and h…
Museum in Medina

Batha Museum

Housed in a wonderful 19th-century summer palace and converted to a museum in 1915, the Batha Museum houses an excellent collection of traditional Moroccan arts and crafts. Historical and artistic artefacts include …