Medersa Bouanania Fez Reviews
Masterpiece of Craftsmanship in the Medina Nov 24, 2010
A short walk from the famous Bab Boujloud into the Fez medina, this 14th century Korannic school is a "must see" if visiting the city and looking for cultural sites. It's close to the Cafe Clock too in the western end of Fez el Bali
It's a 10dh entrance fee. You can see the beautiful, green-tiled tower all over the area, and even better once standing inside the walls. Upon entering thru the front gates, there is a large courtyard with marble floor, intense-intricate wall carvings with Arabic scripting & calligriphy. The carved cedar tiles and geometrics patterns are really impressive. This building took years of dedication and painstaking labour to complete.
You will definitely want your camera. The entrance is kind of non-descript from the souk outside, if you don't know what you're looking for. We used an official guide in the Fez medina and it is worth it to find places like this, and learn some of the history involved.
For the price paid, it is an excellent attraction. Try to get there in the early morning before the big tour groups arrive and you will find more unspoilt views and photo op's.
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