Photographer's Note

‘Fes - Oasis in the medina’

In the heart of the medina of Fes el Bali surrounded by the bustling souks you can find several oasis of calm and tranquility.

After exploring and getting lost in the enormous maze of lanes and blind alleys and after being fascinated by the bustling life in the souks of this best surviving example of an ancient Arab city, it's a welcome change to relax on the terrace of one of the restaurants that offer great views over the medina.

Some restaurants are housed in historic buildings. If not they still often have mosaic walls and fountains.

Fes el Bali is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
According to Wikipedia, Fes el Bali, the larger of the two medinas of Fes, is the largest contiguous car-free urban area in the world.

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