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Attarin Medersa

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Address: Boutouil Kairaouine, Fes, Morocco
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Amazing Moroccan site

So stunning in its architecture, and its history. It stands out the moment you spot it. Well worth a visit. Hint: good footwear, suitable clothing, camera and recommend a guided... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cambridge, New Zealand
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So stunning in its architecture, and its history. It stands out the moment you spot it. Well worth a visit. Hint: good footwear, suitable clothing, camera and recommend a guided tour

Thank Janr20
Poway, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The term Medersa usually refers to a "school" (often Koranic), but these schools are unlike anything you have ever experienced or can imagine. Considering the era when the building was built, the architecture is stunning and the artistry beautiful.

Thank RandSand
Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot miss this visit if you like Morocco and the great style of the buildings and ryads in the purest arabian form.

Thank Lena P
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The medersa is a great place to visit. While a visit inside of the medersa was not possible during our stay in Fes, the reception area and wood work are very elaborate and unique.

Thank Wilson V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful plasterwork and tiles. If you only have time for one, go to Bou Inania, but this one is also nice and the entrance is only 10 or 20 Dh.

Thank Juliesomuchtravel
Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Attarin Medersa is a beautiful building with an important history and a very beautiful hand made design.

Thank Claire V
Warren, Massachusetts
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1,092 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,626 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A Medersa is a school where the Koran is studied; the Attarin Medersa is the Medersa of the Spice Sellers and is accessed directly from a very busy, colorful, and noisy souk. Once inside, the Medersa visitors feel an oasis of calm. The walls are thick and visitors can barely hear the shouting of the vendors and hawkers outside. Built... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We loves this medersa even more than the bigger one, Bou Inania. Just because it's even more detailled, even richer in decoration.

Thank Jurgen B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This isn't the biggest Madarasa of the lot. The others give you so much more to explore but what it lacks in size, it makes up in design and intricate details.

Thank Ameya K
Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Nice to visit with architecture. Great photos to show. We have been there on friday when people go for pray. Nothing more to show.

Thank Nhu D

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