Behind the ancient walls of Fez, a magical and vibrant city awaits.
One of Morocco's oldest cities, Fez is made up of a labyrinth of over 9,000 intertwining streets making it the perfect city for adventure. Only a short three-hour flight from London, a holiday in Fez is only a skip and a hop away.
Being so close to Europe but still being part of North Africa, this city possesses a spicy blend of both old and new, promising holiday makers an experience that will overwhelm their senses. Cool in Winter and hot in Summer, no matter when you travel Fez is a perfect holiday destination any time of the year.
History and Culture
There is much to see and do on Fez holidays; upon entering the city through the famed gateway of Bab Boujeloud, you are instantly embraced by the Old Medina or the ‘Fes et-Bali.’ Here you can enjoy perusing through the countless stalls of the ‘Souq’ or marketplace, which sell everything from aromatic spices and jewellery to beautifully embroidered rugs and rustic leathers. With souvenirs galore, put your bartering skills to the test!
Famous for its leather, a visit to an authentic Tannery is also a must-do and not too far from the Tanner’s quarter is the renowned Kairaouine University, the world’s oldest University and Mosque, a magnificent piece of architecture that can house up to 20,000 people within its beautifully tiled walls. Guided tours are available but many enjoy getting lost in the maze of narrow streets, ready to be surprised at every turn. While on your fez holiday take the time to visit the newer part of Fez; the French inspired Ville Nouvelle, which also offers shopping opportunities, bars and restaurants.
After a busy day of sight-seeing and shopping, treat yourself to a visit to the local Hammam or baths, where you can relax and rejuvenate yourself. Or head back towards the main gates and relax in one of the many restaurants and roof-top cafes, where you can delight your taste-buds with some authentic Moroccan dishes, such as flavoursome couscous and beautifully spiced Tajines. And of course, by the time you leave Fez, you will be addicted to Morocco’s famous green-mint tea, a wonderful refreshment loved by all the locals.
The rich sights, smells and sounds of Fez promise a wonderful experience. Why wait? loveholidays.com can help find you the perfect deal with accommodation and flights ranging across all budgets.