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Top Choice Workshop in Fez

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 Fez

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 the Merenid sultan Bou Inan between 1351 and 1357, and has been impressively res…
Top Choice Cafe in Fez

Café Clock

This trendy place is a hive of activity laid out over a series of comfy rooms and terraces, and a hub for creative types involved in the cafe's culture program. Its refreshing menu mixes Moroccan and Western flavour…
Top Choice Cafe in Fez

Abdullah's

There's something a bit special about Abdullah's nook-in-the-wall tea shop, and it's not just the owner's beaming smile and zellij-decorated counter piled high with fresh herbs to pop in your brew. Abdullah swears b…
Top Choice Museum in Fez

Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Crafts

This museum is in a wonderfully restored fondouq (rooming house) – a caravanserai for travelling merchants who stored and sold their goods below and took lodgings on the floors above. Centred on a courtyard, the roo…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Fez

Restaurant Dar Roumana

Dining at Dar Roumana is a white-linen affair with fine service and fine food, and its gorgeous courtyard creates an atmospheric dining spot. French chef Vincent Bonnin's menu makes the best of local Moroccan produc…
Top Choice Moroccan in Fez

Ruined Garden

An innovative approach to local street food is on the menu, served in this delightful garden or cosily around the fire in winter. Chef-gardener Robert Johnstone grows herbs and vegetables and smokes his own salmon. …
Top Choice Bar in Fez

Riad Fès

You're spoilt for choice at Riad Fès, without doubt the classiest place for a drink in the whole city. Its courtyard Alcazar bar is a delight, with stucco columns that catch the light reflected off the central ornam…
Top Choice Gardens in Fez

Jnan Sbil (Bou Jeloud Gardens)

These lush gardens are a breath of fresh air after the intensity of Fez' medina. Although over a century old, extensive renovation and replanting have reinvigorated the gardens' splendour, and locals come in droves …