Merenid Tombs

Ruins in Fez

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These tombs are dramatic in their advanced state of ruin, although little remains of their fine original decoration. The views over Fez are spectacular and well worth the climb. It’s best at dusk as the lights come on and the muezzin's prayer calls echo around the valley, although you wouldn't want to hang about here after dark. A taxi from Bab Bou Jeloud should cost around Dh12; it’s a 10-minute walk back downhill to the medina, but the path's not great.

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