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Funky, Old Medina

Today was spent in the Fes medina area, which dates back to the 14th century. The entire Fes medina is UNESCO listed, a living outdoor museum. Located behind a high wall, the medina is a car free zone of narrow winding alleys populated by merchants, craftsman & locals shopping for their daily meals. The first area of the medina we came across was the butchers souk complete with tongues, offal and even a camel's head just hanging around. The highlight of the day was the visit to one of the famed tanneries where I was pleasantly surprised to find the smell was no where near as bad as had been advertised. The bowls of dye, with workers up to their knees into it, are the trademark of the Fez medina. Lunch was lamb cous cous after which we visited Al Karaouin, the oldest university in the world. A great day.

Fes tannery

Fes tannery

Drying in the sun

Drying in the sun

It's a hard job but someone has to do it

It's a hard job but someone has to do it

Fes medina

Fes medina

Did I really see that!

Did I really see that!

Fes fountain 1

Fes fountain 1

Fes fountain 2

Fes fountain 2

Old royal residence, Fes

Old royal residence, Fes

Fes royal Palace door

Fes royal Palace door

Posted by adtamo 14:44 Archived in Morocco

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