The Imperial city of Fes (Fez )
Founded by Moulay Idriss (I), in the 9th century, Fez reached its height in the 13th centuries under the Marinids.
It’s Morocco’s oldest and second largest city, however still possesses all the unique charm and character of a much smaller town.
The city features 2 ancient medinas, one of which Fes el Bali has been chosen a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its complicated winding architecture of alleys, courtyards, souks, as well as for containing the world’s oldest university.
The city as a whole features many wonderful examples of Islamic architecture, from ancient houses to monumental mosques, all beautifully ornamented with tiling and arabesque patterns, making the city similar to an open-air museum.