• Morocco,  Travel

    Exploring the Fez Medina

    Fez is the second largest city in Morocco, behind Casablanca. Fez has different sections, including “Old Fez” (Fez el Bali) from the 9th Century and “New Fez” (Fez el Djedid) from the 13th Century! Yes, you read that right – “New Fez” was founded in 1276!   Fes el Bali, Old Fez, is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Inside the walled city, there is a maze of winding streets filled with vendors and merchants.  University of Al-Karaouine, the world’s oldest existing (and still operating!) university is within Fes el Bali.   Fez is still the most intact, least modernized medina in the Arab world and one of the largest car-free urban…