47 Photos: A Day Tour in Fez, Morocco

We had a great day trip in Fez, the handicrafts capital of Morocco. I was able to take plenty of pictures of the beautiful city as we explored its alleys. Early morning our guide picked us up from our accommodation and drove us to the pottery factory and guided us in the medina. We explored the famous tannery, the oldest university, and visited plenty of markets (carpet, textile, spices) while also walking through the narrow pathways.

We arrived in Fez after an 8-hour flight from Dubai to Casablanca and a 6-hour train ride from Casablanca to Fez. It’s been awhile since my wife and I travelled like this – taking long hours of travel via plane and public transportation to reach the destination.

Photowalk: Walking Tour of the Medina in Fes, Morocco

I have yet to write about my travel series in Fez but let me just share these photos I’ve taken of this beautiful and busy medina (old city).

I was fortunate enough to have used the new Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera and a Fuji XF 10-24mm wide angle lens. Both of these items I borrowed from the Fujifilm Middle East team. Apply for the Fujifilm Loan Program here (will write about more about this great project soon).

Pictures posted below were taken using mostly with the Fuji wide angle lens. However, there are a few shots (zoomed photos) where I used another lens.

Camera Used: Fujfilm X-T2 Lenses: Fujinon Lens XF 10-24mm (ultra wide angle) Fujinon XC50-230mm (zoom lens)

view from our suite inside our accommodation – Riad Tafilalet

starting our tour with our guide who drove us to the medina

pottery workshop in Fez

painting the pots

mosaic pieces to form an intricate piece

these pieces are glued together to perform mosaic tiles (for fountains, walls, etc.)

finished products (pottery, ceramics, plates, etc.)

alleys in the medina

tourists at the Al Attarine Madrasa in Fez

Al Attarine Madrasa from base to the top: tiles, plaster of paris, and cedar wood

University of Al Quaraouiyine – known to be the oldest university in the world

reminds me of the old souks in Dubai, only these alleys are much narrower

orange fruit vendor in the medina

fresh produce

where’s the magic lamp?

wasn’t allowed to go inside this mosque, our guide said I could take a photo from the door

high ceilings: a typical set-up to keep cool during the summer months

carpet shop in Fes

getting crowded with tourists

souvenir shop in the medina

proud owner: this shop owner called me as he was insistent to have his photo taken.

ceiling of Nejjarine museum

3 floors inside the Fez Nejjarine museum

a peek of the city of Fez

view from Nejjarine museum rooftop

view from the rooftop of Nejjarine complex

bland exteriors but these houses are colorful and artistic inside

mosque in the medina

appetizers that look like main courses

meat tagine! a must-try when visiting Morocco

colorful ceiling of the restaurant where we ate

the famous Chouara Tannery in Fez, Morocco

tannery workers

leather products at the Tannery in Fes

tourist taking a photo of a donkey

Moroccan flag on the left

sweets sold on the sidewalk

shop selling argan oils, spices (saffron), soaps, creams, etc.

argan oil shop in the medina

lamps with intricate designs

before heading back to our Riad, we dropped by the golden gates of Palais Royal

the medina in Fez at dusk

view from the rooftop of our Riad

It was a long day of walking, and it was good that we arrived in Morocco during the start of winter season. Will be sharing more articles in the coming posts about this trip soon.

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