A stone’s throw from Riad Dar 7 Louyat, the ancient al-Qarawiyyin Library in Fez isn’t just the oldest library in Africa. Founded in 859, it’s the oldest working library in the world, holding ancient manuscripts that date as far back as 12 centuries. But modern life had taken a toll on[…]
Until recently in the Eastern world, there were three medieval medinas equivalent in their conservation status, their historical and architectural interest: Isfahan in Iran, Aleppo in Syria and Fez in Morocco.
Aleppo Medina has suffered enormously from the war in Syria and Iran is just beginning to open again to tourism.
The Fez medina is the only place where it is possible to immerge oneself with ease and safe in a medieval world alive and preserved, with its architecture, its artisanship and its social life so active.
At Riad Dar7louyat you will be staying in the heart of the old Medina, close to the most prestigious sites such as Qarayouyine mosque and mausoleum Moulay Idriss, the madrasas and the souks …
The Al Quaraouiyine is recognized by UNESCO as the oldest university in the world.
A week is not enough to discover all the riches of the medina, of the new town of Fez and of the surroundings such as Meknes, Volubilis, Moulay Idriss, Moulay Yacoub, and the great variety of trekking that can be organized in the Middle-Atlas (an hour’s drive from Fez)