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Bou Inania Medersa

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Address: Talaa Sghira, Fes 30110, Morocco
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+212 614-905706
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Amazing experience in Fes. I loved it a lot. It's a city with unique architecture and special atmosphare.

Reviewed 18 January 2016
Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

Amazing experience in Fes. I loved it a lot. It's a city with unique architecture and special atmosphare.

Thank vovsun
Fes, Morocco
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

A friendly and knowledgeable guide shows one around this ancient school and prayer building , the only Muslim religious building that is still in use that a non-Muslim may visit in the whole of Fes. The cedar wood carvings the intricate zellij plasterwork have all been restored to perfection and are truly stunning, unrivalled, in my opinion, though perhaps it... More 

1 Thank Adam G
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Because non-muslims cannot visit mosques, medersas are one way to see the artistry of Morocco. This Medersa has unique stained glass windows that cast gorgeous colorful shadows on the wall. The tilework and woodwork is quite beautiful. A very peaceful respite from the bustle of the medina.

Thank NJB1165
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Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

I'm confused as to why so many people rate this so highly. Some of the craftsmanship is nice and it's interesting to see a small piece of history; however, the site is small and (relatively) expensive to go in. Views are average at best. Perhaps our thoughts on its beauty are lessened having recently visited the Alhambra in Granada.

Thank Jim E
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

This Medersa is very beautiful with many interesting features to look at. The outside is very busy and high energy in contrast to the relaxed nature inside.

Thank AndrewDNZ
Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Beautiful building but not a lot of information (no information, essentially), so it's useful to have a guidebook or a guide with you. We were approached by an official guide in the medersa and ended up appreciating our decision to hire him to show us around the whole medina.

Thank Louise S
southwest England
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252 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

We have seen so many madersas and they have all been lovely. This was especially interesting because you can go upstairs and visit the cells and see interesting views, especially of the magnificent water clock across the way.

Thank pensioner090
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015

it is probably the nicest medersa in Morocco and should not miss it when you have a nice blue sky as we had. Beautiful pictures warranty

Thank Victor L
Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 1 December 2015

This is an excellent example of a school [medersa] in Morocco, complete with the same mosaics, tiles, ornate doorways and windows, fountains. It is good to appreciate the age of this place, though you can only go into courtyards and not into interior dorm areas. I love this type of architecture and saw it again and again in medersas throughout... More 

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18 reviews
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

Ancient architecture and beautiful expressions of wood carving and copper work. It is a magnificent art which is well preserved.

1 Thank sam18000

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