Borj Nord

Museum in Fez

Like its counterpart on the southern hills (Borj Sud), Borj Nord was built by Sultan Ahmed Al Mansour in the late 16th century to monitor the potentially disloyal populace of Fez. Sitting on a level with the Merenid Tombs, it offers one of Fez' best lookouts, but in 2016 it also opened as a national armoury museum. Highlights include elaborately decorated sabres and muskets, traditional leather powder drums, and fascinating old photos. Signage is in French and Arabic; no photography permitted.