North of the Medina
Viewed from the surrounding hills, Fez’s jumbled buildings merge into a palette of white-flecked sandstone. Only here and there do the green-tiled roofs of the mosques and medersas (schools for study of the Quran) provide a hint of colour.
There are a series of well-signed self-guided walks through the old city; each highlights different aspects of traditional Fez:
Blue Knowledge and learning
Brown Monuments and souqs
Green Palaces and Andalusian gardens
Orange Walls and ramparts
Purple Fez El Jdid
Red Artisanal crafts
The overhead signs are easy to follow, showing the direction of the next major landmark, and there are excellent English information boards at regular intervals. For an overview of the different trails, visit the main route map info board just off Talaa Kebira, where the Ain-Azleten parking is.