Borj Nord Museum of Weaponry
Borj Nord Museum of Weaponry Fez Reviews
Castle w/ good views - Dull dsplays Nov 08, 2010
The Borj Nord is a castle-style fortification built in the late 16th century by the Saadians, and more recently restored. The structure itself is in great shape. Great views of the city from all over the property, especially from the roof of the castle, of course.
I think it was 10dh ($1) for entrance. It's pretty dark inside, with basic exhibits of military arms from prehistoric times to early 20th century. Spears, swords, shields, axes, knives, muskets, rifles, pistols, and a varying array of cannons, both inside the museum and out front. Like I said, the exhibits are very basic, and none of the several TV's that were with the exhibits were switched on, so...
There were only 2 other visitors inside while Mrs. Wags & I were there. Almost had the whole place to ourselves. There is a cafe on the roof with tables and chairs, though it was deserted when I was there, so it wasn't open.
Several walking paths orbit the museum and out in other directions as well. If you walk along the ridge heading northeast, you will find another interesting cluster of less-well-preserved fortifications.
Plan for maybe an hour to explore the museum and its scenic views. Add an extra 30-45 minutes to check out the ruins too, on foot. 10dh petit taxi ride to Bab Boujloud.
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