The city of Fes was founded in the 9th century and is the third largest city in Morocco. It was once the capital of Morocco and, while that honour now belongs to Rabat, this city is still felt to be the spiritual heart of the country. The ancient walled city – the medina – is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and houses the oldest, continuously functioning madrasa in the world. The medina is a mysterious and confusing maze of narrow lane-ways and alleys where life and trade goes on much as it has done for centuries, with families living in the same houses and streets for many generations. We took the safe route and went in accompanied by a guide. If we hadn’t, I suspect we would still be wandering around in there.[mc4wp_form id="16750"]
I was accompanied by a guide too !! And look where that has taken me !! Further than Fes !! It certainly is an amazing place to wander around in – such history !!
Lizzy (Good Things)
Awesome. You see ALL the amazing things. Thanks for sharing with me. 🙂
It’s amazing how ancient it all is and how generations of families all stay in the one home their entire lives! xx