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)

riad tafilalet

view from our suite inside our accommodation – Riad Tafilalet

road trip fes

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

potter fes

pottery workshop in Fez

pottery workshop in fez

painting the pots

cerramic tiles pottery fes

mosaic pieces to form an intricate piece

mosaic tiles fes morocco

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

souvenir pottery shop fez morocco

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

alleys fes morocco

alleys in the medina

tourists al attarine madrasa

tourists at the Al Attarine Madrasa in Fez

Al Attarine Madrasa Fez

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

University of Al Quaraouiyine fez

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

fes medina

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

orange fruit vendor fez morocco

orange fruit vendor in the medina

fes market morocco

fresh produce

colorful shop fes morocco so much color. shop selling olives, pickles, etc.

lamp morocco

where’s the magic lamp?

mosque fez medina

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

carpet store in fez morocco

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

carpet shop medina fez morocco

carpet shop in Fes

market in fes

getting crowded with tourists

souvenir shop fez medina

souvenir shop in the medina

shop owner in fez medina

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

nejjarine complex museum fez morocco

ceiling of Nejjarine museum

nejjarine museum fes morocco

3 floors inside the Fez Nejjarine museum

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a peek of the city of Fez

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view from Nejjarine museum rooftop

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view from the rooftop of Nejjarine complex

medina fes

bland exteriors but these houses are colorful and artistic inside

mosque in fez morocco

mosque in the medina

appetizer moroccan food

appetizers that look like main courses

meat tagine fez morocco

meat tagine! a must-try when visiting Morocco

colorful ceiling riad fez moroccocolorful ceiling riad fez morocco

colorful ceiling of the restaurant where we ate

leather tannery fez morocco medina

the famous Chouara Tannery in Fez, Morocco

tannery workers fez morocco

tannery workers

leather shop in fez morocco

leather products at the Tannery in Fes

fez donkey photo

tourist taking a photo of a donkey

walking tour of medina in fez there’s a lot of walking

fez morocco medina

Moroccan flag on the left

sweets in medina morocco

sweets sold on the sidewalk

argan oil store fes morocco

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

argan oil morocco

argan oil shop in the medina

textile market in fez moroccotextile shop in the medina

shop selling lamps fez morocco

lamps with intricate designs

palais royal fez morocco

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

palais royal fes moroccogolden doors in Palais Royal

riad tafilalet view fes

the medina in Fez at dusk

riad tafilalet rooftop view

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.