Top Historical Places in Fes

Are you looking to explore the history of Fes through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Fes including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Fes. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Fes ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Fes, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Fes for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Fes with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Fes El-bali

    Market, Architecture , Old Town, Unesco Site

    Fes’s oldest walled city or medina is now mentioned on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. It was built sometime around 800 AD. It also houses the world’s oldest functioning university. Recent statistics show that it also may be the world’s biggest car-free urban area. When it was first constructed, it was the capital of the Idrisid dynasty, the creators of Fes. Once upon a t...Read more
  2. El Glaoui Palace

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    El Glaoui Palace

    Palace, Courtyard

    The medina of Fes is not full of crowded lanes and tourist spots; hidden in its complex web is a spot which is a peaceful retreat from the heat and noise of the city. The place is where the last ruler of Fes, Thami El Glaoui, lived. Named after his family, the palace was the centre of power till the death of Thami El Glaoui. The most notable thing about this palace is its courtyard. In the cent...Read more
  3. Borj Nord

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    Borj Nord

    Museum, Historical Site

    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 ...Read more
  4. Palais El Mokri

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    Palais El Mokri

    Palace, Architecture , Fountain

    In the 20th century, the European influence began to make its presence felt in the architecture of Fes. One such building that combined the traditions of Morocco and the techniques of Europe is the Palais El Mokri. The palace was contructed in 1906 and is in excellent condition today. Members of the Mokri family who built this palace provide detailed information about their ancestors and of Si ...Read more
  5. Bab Boujloud

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    Bab Boujloud

    Landmark, Historical Site

    The main entrance to the Fes medina is the Bab Boujloud or the Blue Gate. Though the area behind it is the oldest in town, the Bab Boujloud is relatively young; it was built in 1913. You can see the remains of the previous gate just next to this new one. The outside of the gate is tiled in blue mosaic while the view from inside the medina will show green tiles on the structure. There are a bunc...Read more
  6. Nejjarine Museum Of Wood Arts And Crafts

    Museum, Architecture , Arts And Crafts, Unesco Site

    Moroccans are serious about preserving their art and this trait is not limited to just their architecture. The Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts displays the various objects produced through the woodcarving techniques in Fes. Not just the artefacts, but the building itself is a piece of art. It was formerly used as a caravanserai for merchants and travellers visiting Fes. There are woode...Read more