Flights to Fes

Welcome to the Labyrinth City of Morocco: Fes

 

Cuisine, Culture, Nature

Fes is the third largest city of Morocco, located in the Fes-Boulemane region of the country. The city with a rich historical background and a cultural heritage is among the towns, that were the capital of Marinid Sultanate once. Fes contains lots of cultural and historical sights to see with its history covering many centuries.

Feature/Location

Cultural epicenter of the country / In northern inland Morocco

Currency

Moroccan Dirham

Weather

Summers are short, hot; winters are long, cold and wet

Time Zone

GMT+1

Airports

Fes-Saiss Airport

Activities

Desert trip, strolling through the streets

As an imperial city of a long-lasting multicultural history, Fes reserves a special atmosphere and many unexpected surprises for its visitors. You can stroll through its maze-like streets to experience the daily life of the locals. The local architectural heritage and rich texture of the local culture make this city a joy to explore and experience.

What is Fes Best Known For?

Fes can be regarded as Morocco’s spiritual capital. It is one of the foremost places to visit to soak up the special ambiance of Morocco’s historic cities. Fes is known for its historic monuments around every corner of its narrow alleyways. Along with historical sites, experience the special flavours of Moroccan kitchen. As a radiant and colourful city, Fes deserves to be discovered.

 

  • Cuisine
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  • Nature

Fes Cuisine

Cuisine
Fes Cuisine Couscous
Fes Cuisine Couscous

Couscous

It is one of the most popular dishes in not only Morocco but also in North Africa. Couscous is traditionally served with meat or vegetable stew, that is ideal for soaking in savoury flavors.

Fes Cuisine Pastilla
Fes Cuisine Pastilla

Pastilla

It is a famous, Moroccan meat pie, made from pastry dough filled with pigeon meat. It is served mostly with roasted almond, sugar and cinnamon. There are options made with other kinds of poultry, especially chicken for those who want to try it with a more classical taste.

Fes Cuisine Zaalouk
Fes Cuisine Zaalouk

Zaalouk

Zaalouk is a classic dish from the Moroccan kitchen. It is a traditional salad made from aubergine, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and spices. It is best paired with hot grilled bread. Zaalouk is one of the signs of quality and flavors with depth one can achieve using simple ingredients and age-old techniques.

Fes Culture

Culture
Fes Culture Al-Attarine Madrasa
Fes Culture Al-Attarine Madrasa

Al-Attarine Madrasa

Small in size but relatively huge in beauty. The Al-Attarine Madrasa is located close to Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and dates back to the early 14th century. Its name comes from the spice & perfume bazaar; Souk al-Attarine. It has all the traditional features of Andalusia and Mooc architecture. The highlight of this small but magnificent madrasa is its floors and walls elaborately decorated in the beautiful patterns of Moroccan craftsmanship.

Fes Culture Chouara Tannery
Fes Culture Chouara Tannery

Chouara Tannery

Be sure to add this spot to your list of things to do in Fes. Stop by the world famous tanneries of Fes, and discover hundreds of earthen pits full of coloured dye. Tanneries of Fes offers a unique peek to the local culture of Morocco with their different colors and strong smell that is exclusive to the area. You can see the tanneries also from a nearby terrace overlooking them.

Fes Culture Merenid Tombs
Fes Culture Merenid Tombs

Merenid Tombs

Located on a hill just above the city of Fes, Merenid Tombs are a mysterious part of the history. They date back to 14th century and very little is actually known about these tombs. It is apparent that they were built during the local Merenid Dynasty but it is not certain why and for whom exactly. You can watch the sunset over Fez by visiting the remnants at the end of the day.

Fes Nature

Nature
Fes Nature Atlas Mountains
Fes Nature Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

During your journey to Fes or Morocco in general, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Atlas Mountains in a day trip. The trip can include visits to villages in the Middle Atlas Mountains, where you can enjoy fresh air and breathtaking views. In the case of a summer holiday, this activity can be quite refreshing with cool mountain air rather than staying in the city with its really hot weather.

Fes Nature Sahara Desert
Fes Nature Sahara Desert

Sahara Desert

You can also enjoy the special atmosphere of the famous Sahara Desert during your visit to Fes by joining a daily tour covering an area of mountains and desert. Enjoying an exotic camel ride and the view of sunset in the vast desert can be added to your holiday to-do list.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Fes

What is Fes best known for?

Fes is mostly famous for its leather tanneries which is one of the main tourist attractions.

How many do you need in Fes while visiting?

To see it ideally, it is recommended that you need to allocate at least 2-3 days.

Is there a beach in Fes?

The nearest beach to Fes in Morocco is within a few hours by train to Rabat.

When should I go to Morocco?

The best time to visit Morocco is Autumn or early spring when the weather is warm. This way you can avoid the extreme temperatures of hot days and cold nights.

Fes flight ticket

Cheapest flight ticket Airport Flight duration Cheapest date
Düsseldorf → Fes
flight ticket: 70.88 EUR
Saiss International Airport 2 hr 15 min 11 Aug 2024
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Transportation in Fes

Local buses in Fes are mostly crowded but they run regularly and connect various parts of the city with each other. The most practical way of getting around in the old town is on foot. Almost all hotels provide you with maps of the old town because it is crowded and really difficult to navigate without some assistance. There are two types of taxis: Red taxis, operating within the city limits and grand taxis travelling between outlying areas and Fes with more passengers.

Accommodation in Fes

Accommodation in Fes mostly split between the old Medina (old town) and Ville Nouvelle (modern part of the city). The Medina is the more atmospheric part of the city and you can be closer in all the touristic attractions by choosing to stay there. You can find all the traditional Moroccan houses serving as hotels or guesthouses in the old town. The modern part, on the other hand, has more transportation facilities so it’s much easier to get around. So the best place to stay is a bit personal case in this city, according to your tastes.

 

Weather in Fes

In Fes, the summers are short, hot, mostly clear while winters are long, cold, wet and a little cloudy. The temperature through the year mostly varies from 6 Celsius to 36 Celsius. It goes rarely below 2 Celcius or above 42 Celsius. The hottest part of the year is between the end of June and the middle of September. The coldest season, on the other hand, lasts from the middle of November to the middle of March.

 

 

27 C Clear Sky
TODAY Jul 20, Sat
  • Jul 21, Sun 33 Clear Sky
  • Jul 22, Mon 36 Clear Sky
  • Jul 23, Tue 40 Few Clouds
  • Jul 24, Wed 42 Clear Sky
  • Jul 25, Thu 33 Few Clouds

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