Thursday, 3 August 2017

Welcome to the largest vehicle-free medina in the world!

A mule delivers goods in Fes el Bali Medina (Morocco). Photo by Simon Raven ©

Explore Morocco's ancient Fes el Bali medina and be transported back in time. Considered to be one of the biggest vehicle-free pedestrian areas on the planet - lose yourself in a maze of narrow backstreets and alleyways. Lined with shops and stalls selling incredible Moroccan cuisine, spices and textiles, goods here are transported by mules, donkeys and handcart. For centuries Moroccan's have traded and lived within the walls of this great medina which is listed as a World Heritage Site. To begin researching your adventure to this incredible destination, download the Fez chapter below. Lighten your luggage!

Morocco - Fez, Meknes and the Middle Atlas (PDF Chapter)

Morocco - Fez, Meknes and the Middle Atlas

Humble villages and mountain trails offer a charming counterpoint to imperial cities and ancient ruins in this area of Morocco. The narrow streets of the Fez medina are this region’s major drawcard. Meknès offers a more pocket-sized experience, with some epic relics from Moulay Ismail’s reign.

    - dive into the warren of Fez’s medina looking for souqs and souvenirs, and enjoy the sound of the sublime at the Festival of World Sacred Music

    - time travel through Volubilis, Morocco’s finest Roman ruins, strewn with spectacular floor mosaics

    - explore Meknès’ outsized imperial architecture that characterised mighty Moulay Ismail’s reign

Coverage includes: Fez, Sefrou, Bhalil, Meknès, Volubilis (Oualili), Moulay Idriss, Middle Atlas, Ifrane, Azrou, Midelt & Around and Taza.