Fez, cultural capital of Morocco

If you’re interested in the history and culture of the country, Fez is the best city for you to visit in Morocco. Thanks to its fascinating cultural heritage, part of the city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. To get a taste of it, wander around the alleys of Fes-el-Bali, the largest and oldest medina in North Africa and visit one the many Madrasas of Fez such as Bou Inania Madrasa, Al-Atterine or Cherratine to admire their architecture.

Another reason why Fez prides itself to be the cultural capital of Morocco is its tradition of leather tannery. While exploring the centre of the city, make sure to stop by the tanneries quarter and spot the famous pits full of coloured dye. A piece of advice: the Medina of Fez is a real maze so if you’re not willing to get lost, you may consider hiring a guide to show you around!


  • Fes el Bali
  • Medersa Bou Inania
  • Medina Souqs
  • Medersa el-Attarine
  • Fes Tanneries
  • Mellah District
  • Qaraouiyine Mosque’s
  • The Royal Palace’s Gate in Fes el Jedid