Bou Inania Madrasa516 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Rue Talaa Sghira, Fes, Morocco
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +212-671732265
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Family And Kids
The Bou Inania Madrasa was founded in 1351 AD by the then Sultan of Fes, Abu Inan Faris. The sultan gave his own name to the madrasa which later when on to become the Grand Mosque of the city. This structure is used for educating students as well as for religious congregations. It is one of the few religious places in Morocco that allow non-Muslims to enter and view the premises. This is the only madrasa with a minaret in Fes, signifying its importance to the city. Since the minaret is used for religious purposes by the imam, its access is limited to Muslims. Despite its age, the madrasa is well conserved and gives you a solid glimpse into Fes’s rich cultural past.
Bou Inania Madrasa Travel Tips
- Though the madrasa is open to non-Muslims, visitors should dress modestly to respect Muslim laws.
- Avoid speaking in loud voices as this is an educational institution.
- Though it is not compulsory, women should cover their hair with a scarf.
How to Reach Bou Inania Madrasa
- By Bus: Bab Mahrouk bus stop
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71.97% of people who visit Fes include Bou Inania Madrasa in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
30.97% of people start their Bou Inania Madrasa visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Bou Inania Madrasa
86.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bou Inania Madrasa
Bou Inania Madrasa Reviews & Ratings
Impressive building, which is over 600 years old. 20 DH pp. Very busy.
Beautiful and breathtaking. Not many places are open to non muslims and this one is only 20 dirham (come on people, that’s only 2€!!!). Try to go with a guide so he can explain everything. I’ll go again just to take as much pictures as I can. It’s soooooo worth it.
It opens at 9 am, but the door was closed when we arrived. We followed a lady who nocked on door to get in, and got charged 20 Dh for each. 10 minutes are enough to visit this place, since the square is the only thing open to the public. The atmosphere was great, though.
You visit one mederssa or another. Quite the same. Dont pay more than one time. Save your buck honestly
Not much to see and cost 20MAD. 5 minutes and photo finished taken.