Al-attarine Madrasa, Fes

Al-attarine Madrasa, Fes - Address, Ticket Price

Address: Rue Talaa Kebira, Fes, Morocco

Ticket Price: 20 MAD

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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About Al-attarine Madrasa, Fes

The Attarin Madrasa is one of Fes’s must-see architectural structures. It was built sometime in the fourteenth century on the command of Sultan Abu Said. The building served as a school for students of Islamic religion as well as their residence right up to the 20th century. It is close to the oldest continuously functioning university of the world, the Al Karaouine Mosque. The madrasa has been named after the neighbouring perfume market. Upon entering, you will see the huge open courtyard and the impressive marble fountain. Standing here, you can see the delicate motifs and the stunning architecture that sets this madrasa apart from the others. The prayer hall is right across this courtyard. There are around 30 rooms in the building to accommodate students. This building has been painstakingly preserved to retain its classical beauty and charm.

Al-attarine Madrasa Information

  • Make sure to maintain decorum during the visit.
  • Dress modestly.
  • Women should cover up their head with a scarf out of respect.

How To reach Al-attarine Madrasa by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Gare Bus 54
  • By Walk: You can walk to the madrasa from this stop.

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Al-attarine Madrasa, Fes Reviews

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  • Entrance 20 dirhams/person. You can visit the central courtyard decorated with coloured glazed tiles and cedar wood carvings. Don't miss the upper floors, included in the entrance. You can go up the stairs in the entrance and get very nice views over the glazed green roofs around.

  • A beautiful place, student housing. Essential visit

  • Beautiful tiles! Worth a visit.

  • one of the best examples of muslim schools!

  • Cool. Almost deserted in late November.

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