Fes (or Fez), the third largest city in Morocco, is one of the four "imperial cities" in Morocco (the others being Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat). It consists of three parts, Fes el Bali (the core of the Medina), Fes El-Jdid (where the Mellah is located) and the Ville Nouvelle (the new city). Shown in this gallery are photos of Fes el Bali, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Fes el Bali is one of the largest living medieval cities in the world.
Fes was founded in 789 and received an influx of Arab settlers from Andalusia (Spain) in the 9th century. Between 1170 and 1180 Fes was the largest city in the world. Fes became part of the Moroccan empire in 1548 and later became the capital of Morocco several times.
01 Square and cars 01 Square with cars and Moroccan flags 03 Alley 04 Inner court - Dar Adiyel house 05 Inner court - Dar Adiyel house 06 Ornamental pillar - Dar Adiyel house
07 Ornamental pillar - Dar Adiyel house 08 Arch - Dar Adiyel house 09 Islamic mosaic - Dar Adiyel house 10 Dar Adiyel house 11 Dar Adiyel house 12 Green tiles
13 Minaret 14 Minaret 01 Minaret 02 Alley and shops 03 Alley and vegetables stall 04 Butchery
05 Butcheries 06 Pancake bakery 07 Alley and shops 08 Mosque and minaret 09 Seffarine square and culture ministry 10 Seffarine square
11 Library staircase 12 Library main entrance 13 Library reading room 14 Bank in historic building 15 Pillar with Islamic decorations 16 Decorated window
17 Octagonal Islamic mosaic 18 Kairaouine mosque 19 Kairaouine mosque 20 Kairaouine mosque minaret
21 Rcif square at sunset 01 Building facade decoration 02 Ornamental window with wooden carvings and Islamic decorations 03 Narrow alley 04 Zawiya Moulay Idriss mausoleum
05 Zawiya Moulay Idriss mausoleum 06 Mosque inner court 07 Mosque inner court 08 Fountain in Nejjarine square 09 Nejjarine museum entrance 10 Nejjarine museum entrance
11 Decorated blue plates on yellow wall 12 Decorated blue plates on yellow wall 13 Decorated blue plates on yellow wall 14 Ornamental fountain 15 Fountain mosaic with Islamic patterns
16 Fountain mosaic with Islamic patterns 17 Palais Mnebhi gate 18 Panorama view of Medina
19 Panorama view of Medina 20 Panorama view of Medina 01 Panorama view of tanneries and Medina
02 Men tanning leather in vats 03 Men tanning leather in vats 04 Yellow skins drying on roof 05 Men tanning leather in vats 06 Men tanning leather in vats
07 Panorama view of tanneries and yellow skins drying in the sun 01 Ornamental fountain 02 Ornamental fountain 03 Fountain mosaic with Islamic patterns
04 Bab Boujloud gate 05 Bab Boujloud gate 06 Arch of Bab Boujloud gate 07 Minarets
08 Minaret 09 Panorama view with bastion and city walls 10 City walls and gate
11 City walls and square 12 City walls and square 13 Islamic cemetery
14 Islamic cemetery 15 City walls and gate 16 Bou Jeloud park 17 Bou Jeloud park 18 Bou Jeloud park
19 Bou Jeloud park 20 Palace gate 21 Royal palace Jdid Dar el Makhzen at night
22 City walls at night 23 Bastion at night
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