Fez is located between the fertile land of Saiss and the forests of Middle Atlas. Fez is the oldest of the imperial cities; it is both the spirit of Morocco and its spiritual and religious capital. Classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, Fez is the third largest city in Morocco. It consists of Fez el Bali, the historic heart; Fez el Jadid; the imperial city of Merinid; and, at the southernmost point, the modern neighborhoods developed since the protectorate.
At the hill north of the Medina are the Tombs of Merinids among the olive trees, cacti, and blue agaves. These 16th century ruins of Fez el Bali are from a palace and a Merinid necropolis.
Set in the heart of Fez el Jadid, this complex is surrounded by a high wall that spans over 80 hectares. It was the main residence of the Sultan.
“New Fez” was built outside the old city walls (Fez el Bali) by the Merinides in the 13th century to protect from the Fassis.
Bab Boujloud is a beautiful blue gate which leads into Fez el Bali (Old Fez). The gate was built in 13th century by Almoahad dynasty and renovated 100 years ago in 1913.
Dar Batha Museum is located in the heart of the medina. Before becoming a museum in 1915, the building was a beautiful palace of Arab-Andalusian style, built by Moulay el Hassan in the late nineteenth century. The palace was built in an old area with irrigated gardens. There is a majestic courtyard covered with polychrome earthenware, a large pond, and a huge and beautiful Andalusian garden.
The visit will be by car and will last approx. 2 hours