Al-attarine Madrasa, Fes

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  • 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
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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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Things to Know Before Visiting Al-attarine Madrasa

  • 95% of people who visit Fes include Al-attarine Madrasa in their plan

  • 54.04% of people start their Al-attarine Madrasa visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Al-attarine Madrasa

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

77.22% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Al-attarine Madrasa

People normally club together Henna Souk and Fes El-bali while planning their visit to Al-attarine Madrasa.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Great secret place in the Centre of Médina. Entry fee is closely 2€/person but definitely worth to see especially when you are alone. You can also go to a first floor and enjoy the view from there. If you want to see more from my adventures and also more tips for Fès, go to my Instagram @felixgerlach

  • Nice stop here. A tip for tourists. Across from the university entrance is the police station. I suggest everyone as tourist should peek in Police station across to know where it is because in Fes you might need it. I was harassed at Narajeen Tannery, demanded 1000dir, and filed police report here. Upon exiting the police station the boy name Medi who “helped” me at police station and whom the police supposedly entrusted to help me after, further took advantage of my ignorance. Bait and switch! Told me his mom take me to local local Hammam bath experience for 300 dirah. And his mom took my $, and brought me to an old dirty bath house, I was afraid to even walk bare feet there. Medi also took me to a boutique shop where they asked 1000dir for a jalabaa robe, and 300dir for a pants, I paid 200dir for pants was told it is worth 30dir by local after! Three cheats nonstop day! You got love or hate Fes, too bad you as a city of faithful good educated people allow your visitors to be played like idiots! We are not and we are going to tell everybody NOT to visit your city. Unbelievable “hospitality” keep it to your stinking self! Too bad, I liked some people there genuine but will not return by choice, in the end it is your loss.

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