Fès reached its zenith as a centre of learning and commerce under the Marīnids in the mid-14th century and has kept its religious primacy through the ages. The Treaty of Fès (March 30, 1912) established the French protectorate in Morocco. Beverages being delivered to a store in Fès, Morocco. The medina of Fès, Morocco.
Why was the city of Fez so important?
The medina of Fez is listed as a World Heritage Site and is believed to be one of the worlds largest urban pedestrian zones (car-free areas). It has the University of Al-Qarawiyyin which was founded in 859 and is considered by some to be the oldest continuously functioning institute of higher education in the world.
Why Morocco is so important?
Morocco is known for being one of the most tolerant of the Arab nations. The country is relatively safe, peaceful and stable. Moroccan people, both Arabic and Berber, are also noted for their warm hospitality and friendly nature.
Is Fez better than Marrakech?
Its also home to some of Moroccos biggest highlights, such as the bustling Djemma el Fna. In comparison, Fes sees fewer visitors and is thought to offer a more authentic experience. The lack of cars in the medina makes it seem less chaotic and so the city is a great choice for a more relaxed getaway.
Can I share a room with my boyfriend in Morocco?
Sexual contact between unmarried people is prohibited, under Article 490 of the Moroccan penal code. And as such, it is technically illegal for unmarried couples to share a hotel room. Whilst this is a ban that is usually not enforced, there are some exceptions to the more generalised leniency.