Fes is a magical place and one of the largest medieval cities in the world. Ideally located on a hill between the Medina and the New Town,
the Hotel Sahrai offers unparalleled views of the city and its surroundings, as well as easy access to all the main sights.
Just minutes from the hotel, the sprawling medina
of Fez boasts 9,000 streets and alleys. It is the oldest and largest medina in the Arab world
. A whirlwind of smells, colours and flavours are enclosed within its walls, which also contain a variety of architectural treasures.
Far from being a 'museum city', it's an example of a living and authentic heritage that fiercely protects the culture of an ancestral way of life
and age-old skills.
To avoid getting lost, the hotel offers themed tours in association with the best local guides
, which allow you to discover each day from a different angle. With all its gastronomy, history, architectural development and meetings with local craftspeople, you'll be spellbound by the many facets of this historic melting pot.Guided Visit of the Medina
A visit to the Medina is a plunge into a medieval labyrinth
where the discovery of cultural heritage and the pleasure for shopping become one. The ornate Blue Gate (Bab Boujloud) is starting point for an itinerary rich in monuments
: Medersa Bou Inania, Zaouia Tijani, souks, Zaouia Moulay Idriss, the ancient Dar Batha Palace, Museum Nejjarine, the Royal Palace, the Andalusian Mosque, Quarawiyine Mosque, the Jewish quarter, the tanneries, the potteries and more.Meknès – Volubilis – Moulay Idriss
The daytrip starts with a drive across a fertile agricultural region: cultures of cereal grains, vegetables and oil production. Once you reach the mountain pass of Zagota, the road carves through forests of eucalyptus, plantations of olive and fig trees. On a vast plain, you will discover the Roman ruins of Volubilis
After spending one hour to admire the ruins of this Roman city, the journey continues towards the holy city of Moulay Idriss
. Things to see: the panorama and the round and white minaret, decorated with verses from the Koran in green mosaics. Upon arrival in Meknès, a magnificent view of the Medina will enchant your eyes
. The visit begins with the tour of the ramparts and their 17th century gates: Bab Berdaïne, Bab Khémis. It continues with the discovery of the city through its stables (Roua), granaries (Héri) and the Haras.A must see is the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismaïl
, which, for a very long time, was the only mosque in Morocco that allowed the visit of non-Muslims. Through the famous Bab Mansour, the vast El-Hedim Square waits to be explored. On the other side of the square, the museum of Moroccan Art "Dar Jamaï" offers a large variety of handicrafts. You will have a short promenade in the Medina before returning to Fez.
*tours may incur additional costs.