Al-attarine MadrasaCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Rue Talaa Kebira, Fes, Morocco
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 20 MAD
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
Al-attarine Madrasa - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Al-attarine Madrasa
49.89% of people who visit Fes include Al-attarine Madrasa in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
48% of people start their Al-attarine Madrasa visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Al-attarine Madrasa
77.94% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Al-attarine Madrasa
Al-attarine Madrasa, Fes Reviews
A wealth of small details. Go early, try to avoid the crowds (although almost impossible). The courtyard is good but head upstairs, and then upstairs again. Enjoy the small study rooms. Details details details. Peek out windows, hunt down decent light, stay put, watch the light change. Floors, walls, doors, ceilings — every surface has something to enjoy. A building built of love and care and deep affection.
It was closed when we tried to get in at 12:30. Not hard to find even without a guide, we just used Google maps.
Beautifull structure. More than just a mosque. It is a pity non muslims are not allowed inside
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.
Beautiful piece of history found in the heart of the Medina, it's a must see for those visiting Fes. The site's light on the literature explaining the history, so a little research before hand will help you appreciate it more.