Bou Inania MadrasaCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Rue Talaa Sghira, Fes, Morocco
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +212-671732265
- Ticket Price: Free
- 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.
- 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.
- By Bus: Bab Mahrouk bus stop
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95% 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
This is a 13th century residential school. First of all you're charged 20MAD to enter. Inside there is a big courtyard where you can appreciate the handmade work done centuries ago on stone and wood which decorate the walls and floor. You're also allowed to wander around the place and into the upper floors where you can see the ancient miniscule student rooms. All around the place you can appreciate the art and craftsmanship put into all the details on wood and stone from the floor to the ceilings. Worth a visit if you're the kind who appreciates this architecture and culture.
Best thing to see in fes.
It was a bit difficult to find from google map. The entrance for tourists faces the rue talaa kebira. You have to walk down a bit from Chinese restaurant.
THAT PLACE IS WONDERFUL ! It's overdecorated and full of magics ! i absolutely loved it !
Very nice, but small. It isn't worthy 20 DIH entrance fee.