The 14th century ruins of a crumbling necroplis have great historical significance, but it's the location that makes this an irresistible visit. Set in the hills high above Fes, the city stretches out before you. This is best experienced as the sun sets to the distant sound of the muezzin calling Muslims to prayer.
Between Fes and Meknes, you can visit the remains of the ancient city of Volubilis. It's worth the short taxi ride to see one of the most beautiful Roman archaeological sites in North Africa. Volubilis was the capital of Mauretania and the settlement from which Fes was to later emerge. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Fes Medina is vast, home to 10,000 narrow streets and alleyways filled with head-turning shops, souks, and squares! Hire an expert guide to take you to the district's finest religious and cultural sites. Then indulge in some serious retail therapy on the Talaa Kebira.
This 18th century botanic garden has acquired the title 'Oasis of the Medina', and this is well-deserved. Formerly known a Bou Jeloud Gardens, this is the ideal place to escape from the bustling atmosphere of Fes el-Bali and find some tranquility among its ornate fountains, leafy palms and citrus trees. The garden also hosts open-air concerts and recitals.
As the city's reputation as a gastronomic hotspot grows, visitors can learn the secrets of Fassi cuisine by signing up for a cookery master class. Many hotels now run short courses, where under the guidance of the head chef, you'll tour the food souks to gather the best of ingredients before cooking a traditional Moroccan lunch and enjoying the results!