Fes was once the capital of Morocco and one monument bearing witness to its privileged status stands tall north of the city. The Borj Nord is a part of the ancient wall that stood guarding Fes from her enemies. It was built in the 16th century. Today, the watchtower is the largest weapons museum in Africa. It houses around 5000 arms not only from Morocco but from armouries in India, Europe and other countries in Asia. Most of the arms are donated by royal families. Hence, you can see jewelled daggers, intricately decorated rifles etc. in the collection. Some of these were used by the rulers themselves. The biggest weapon in the building the 5-meter long cannon that weighs approximately 12 tons. From the upper terrace, you can see the medina and other parts of Fes.
Borj Nord Travel Tips
- Most of the signboards are in French and Arabic. Get a reliable guide if you want to understand the history of the weapons.
- Do check out the view from the upper terrace.
How to Reach Borj Nord
- By Bus: Dhar Richa
- By Taxi: You can hire a taxi to reach here.
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16.78% of people who visit Fes include Borj Nord in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
70.27% of people start their Borj Nord visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Borj Nord
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Borj Nord