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A citadel of magnificence, Fes is the most imperial of the Imperial Cities of Morocco. Some of the nation’s greatest treasures are found in this great place of palaces and museums. The first capital of the kingdom in 808 under Idriss II, Fes –the spiritual and cultural centre of Morocco- is the most perfectly preserved medieval Islamic city in the world. This makes Fes the biggest culture shock you’re ever likely to have. One of the greatest city’s greatest sights is the imposing and splendid El Quaraouiyin mosque with its scintillating roof of emerald tiles.
Serenely set in the gentle rolling hill country of the middle Atlas mountains, at its heart is the ancient, completely walled city of Fes el Bali, and its World Heritage listed medina. The city of Fes was once the spiritual centre of Islamic North Africa and retains that status in modern Morocco. This sacred city also plays host to the internationally renowned annual Fes Festival of Sacred Music in May/June.

Area 1808295 Square Kilometers

Population 1.1 Million

Winter Temperature 11 c

Summer Temperature 27 C

Best Time To Visit The months April, May, June, September and October have pleasant temperature. The coolest month is December.

BY AIR

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The airport is located about 15 km from the city. One option, if you don't have too much luggage, is to take a 'local bus' (line 16) costs 4 Dirham, or you can choose a 'taxi' (cost 120-150 dirham into town, price is for the whole car). Bus 16 leaves from the stop near the train station every hour (at a quarter to the hour). It takes 40 minutes to get to the airport. Facing the train station the bus stop is on the left of the entrance near a parking lot for taxis.

BY TRAIN

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The train station Fès-Ville. is found at the northern end if the Ville-Nouvelle. There is regular train service along the Marrakech to Oujda and Tangier to Oujda train lines.
Eight arrivals daily from Marrakech. The train takes about 7.5 hours
From Rabat takes about two and a half to three hours

BY CAR

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Fez is about 3 hours' drive by car from Casablanca. The stretch of toll highway from Rabat to Fez is in superb condition. The motorway continues from Fes to Oujda in the far east of Morocco.

Volubilis

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Volubilis was actually lived in for centuries after the Romans had long since left and later settlements that made use of the existing Roman structures. The city was eventually abandoned in the 17th century, but, having been virtually unchanged since the days of Empire at this late date would have probably been the greatest relic of Ancient Rome in existence. Unfortunately it was scavenged for building materials at various points in the last few centuries. But, even if the majority of it now forms foundation stones for nearby Meknes, the small section of the Roman city that remains is an interesting if unspectacular arrangement of arches, standing pillars and mosaics. The site makes a spectacular setting for concerts in the summer

Borj Fez

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Shopping Mall
Address: Fez, Morocco

Cafe Clock

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7 Derb el Magana, Fes, Morocco
Phone:+212 5356-37855

The Ruined Garden

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15 Derb Idrissy Sidi Ahmed Chaoui Medina 30110, Siaj, Fes, Morocco
Phone:+212 649-191410

NUR Restaurant

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7 Zkak Rouah, Medina, Fes 30110, Morocco
Phone:+212 694-277849

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