Medina of Fez

Local nameفاس البالي‎
LocationFez, Morocco

Fes el Bali is the oldest walled part of Fez, Morocco. Fes el Bali was founded as the capital of the Idrisid dynasty between 789 and 808 AD. Besides being famous for having the oldest existing, continually operating university in the world, the University of Al-Karaouine, Fes el Bali, with a total population of 156,000, is also believed to be the biggest car-free urban area in the world.UNESCO listed Fes el Bali, along with Fes Jdid, as a World Heritage Site in 1981 under the name Medina of Fez. The World Heritage Site includes Fes el Bali's urban fabric and walls as well as a buffer zone outside of the walls that is intended to preserve the visual integrity of the location.Fes el Bali is, along with Fes Jdid and the French-created Ville Nouvelle or “New Town”, one of the three main districts in Fez.

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View of the Old Medina… @ Davide Cesare Veniani
Fez Medina 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour from 40 USD

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UNESCO Website

Address (Unnamed Road), Fès 30000, Morocco

Coordinates 34°3'36.148" N -4°58'41.895" E

Tours and activities: Medina of Fez

Fez Medina 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour

from 40 USD

Fez: Group Cooking Workshops with Optional Souk Visit

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Fez: Middle Atlas Mountains Excursion

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