Unveiling Morocco’s Ancient Heart – Fes

Forget the bustling markets of Marrakech, the windswept sands of the Sahara, or the surfer havens of Essaouira. In this blog, we’re diving headfirst into the labyrinthine magic of Fes, Morocco’s oldest and one of the most captivating cities.

Following our adventure to Sahara, we will be setting off to Fes where we will pass by Ifrane, where it was known by some as the little “African Switzerland”
there is also a chance to spot monkeys around

Imagine this: a maze of narrow alleyways, their ochre walls rising high overhead, dappled sunlight filtering through intricate latticework. The air thrums with the rhythmic clang of metalwork, the enticing aroma of spices, and the melodic calls of prayer echoing from ancient mosques. This, my friends, is Fes el-Bali, the historic heart of Fes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that feels frozen in time.

Surprises are within el-Bali

Fes isn’t just about aesthetics tho, it’s in fact a city steeped in history, a cultural and intellectual center for centuries. In Fes, you can wander the labyrinthine halls of the Bou Inania Madrasa, a stunning example of Marinid architecture.

Bou Inania Madrasa
The Blue Gate

Lose yourself in the vibrant Chouara Tannery, a kaleidoscope of vibrant dye pits where leather has been cured for centuries using traditional methods.

The Tannery wasn’t as vibrant as it’s on the internet tho, since it was public holiday and there were no worker (the smell was still strong, tho)
But still, vibrant colors are everywhere to be seen in Morocco!
and do I have to remind you of Moroccan’s hospitality again?

And frankly, Fes isn’t just a museum city. Venture beyond the ancient walls and you’ll find bustling new districts, trendy cafes serving up steaming glasses of mint tea, and a youthful energy that complements the city’s rich past.

So, whether you’re a history buff, a culture vulture, or simply a seeker of unique experiences, Fes has something for you. Prepare to be enchanted by its vibrant chaos, its rich tapestry of sights, sounds, and smells. Fes awaits, a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.