Fez Mini Guide
With a population of almost one million people, Fez is origin to the world’s largest pedestrian urban area. It is also a famous tourist attraction and each year thousands of people from all over the world come here to immerse in one of the world’s historically rich and diverse culture hubs. Ornate buildings, minarets, historical architecture, famous relics and sites, Fez combines the best of Islamic community resemblances which are present at every corner of the city.
The city of Fez can be broken up into three different regions, Fez Al Bali which is the old city, Fez Jdid which is the new city and Ville Nouvelle which was created by the French and is the newest part of Fez city. Tourists interested in viewing some of the most beautiful mosques can consider visiting the Karaouine mosque located in Fez Al Bali. With an elegant courtyard and breathtaking minarets, this mosque is a unique treat from the Islamic world of architecture and religion.
Fez city is also famous for its museums most of which are old and beautifully restored homes converted into public and tourist sites of interest. These museums which attempt to capture the history of Fez in the form of its arts and crafts include the Dar Batha Museum, Nejjarine Museum, Museum of Andalusian Music and Belghazi Museum. Travelers interested in catching the historically significant sites can also visit the Royal Palace near Ville Nouvelle and Glaoui Palace which are also venues for musical festivals in the city.
For entertainment, tourists can indulge in the rich culture festivals such as the Sacred Music Festival which hosts a combination of European classical music as well as Sufi music from the subcontinent and African classical music. Also enjoy the wonderful spicy Moroccan culinary dishes in the various roadside cafes and elegant restaurants.
Fez has a basic transport system fit for rental cars, local taxis and buses. Transport is inexpensive in the city encouraging tourists to explore and discover the city extensively either via rental cars or public transport systems.
Providing services to around 400,000 passengers each year, the Fez Airport features a single vast runway and connects the rest of the world with Fez city through seven airlines.
The Fez-Saiss Airport offers travelers the option of safely parking their cars for varying time periods and providing them with assistance in booking a parking space at their parking lot.