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Tour Fez

Fez is a city in Morocco and is the oldest and largest medieval city in the world. It is considered to be the holiest city in Islamic world after Mecca and Medina. It was founded in the beginning of the 9th century by Moulay Idriss II. Fez is the cultural and spiritual centre of Morocco. The main attraction in this ancient city is the medieval Medina that is the old part of the city. Fez is famous for its leather products. You can visit the souks, the wonderful market area with all kinds of wares and crafts on display. It is also renowned for their distinctive bronze, textiles and pottery items. Some interesting places you can visit in Fez are:

Musee Batha: Musee Batha is a museum situated near Boujloud. It is housed in a palace built in 1873 by Moulay el-Hassan. The museum has an excellent collection of traditional Moroccan Arts and also has finest handicrafts collections. It displays beautifully designed chests and furniture which is prepared using exotic woods such as cedar, thuya and citron. Musee Batha also contains a beautiful display of ceramics tiles, for which Fez is particularly famous. Embroidery, carpets, jewelry, pottery, Moroccan weapons, old costumes, furniture and harnesses are main attractions for the visitors.

Bab Boujloud: It is one of the largest and most famous door and is considered the main entry to the Medina of Fez. Bab Boujloud was constructed in 1913 and is popularly known as the Blue Gate. It is decorated with beautiful ceramic tiles. The tiles on the outside are blue, reflecting the color of Fez while those on the inside are green in color that reflects the color of Islam. The view from the outside is very impressive. The minarets and the houses, seen through its opening mark an excellent introduction to Fez.

Belghazi Museum: It is the largest privately owned museum and it is a worth seeing place in Fez. The museum is housed in a 17th century palace and it contains a beautiful courtyard and restaurants for the visitors. It has a beautiful and interesting collection of clothing, ceramics, jewelry, carpets, weapons and furniture from all over Morocco. There are rooms which contain writing implements, manuscripts and musical instruments and at the top there is a roof terrace that offers excellent views of the Medina.

Moulay Idriss Zaouia: It is a shrine, which houses the remains of Moulay Idriss II, the son of founder of Fez. This is an important pilgrimage destination, and a site of civic ceremony. It is enclosed in the depths of the old city. The building has two doors and there are wooden beams on the streets that lead to these doors. Non-Muslim visitors are not allowed to go inside the shrine. The outside walls of the building are lined by numerous vendors who sell candles, incense sticks and other articles to the pilgrims.

Tanneries: Fez is famous for its leather products and most of them come from the tanneries that are located in the north eastern part of the Medina. The tanneries are a must visit. The leather has been dyed and tanned in these tanneries by manual labor that uses the centuries old methods. It contains large clay basins of colored liquids that are used for soaking animal leather skins to change their colors.

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