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Fez



Fez
Introduction

1. Bali

2. Medieval ages

3. Narrow shopping

4. Kairouine mosque

5. Looking in

6. Attarin madrasa

7. Bab Boujeloud

8. The clothes shop

9. Dog's life for a mule

10. Skin funduq

11. Tanners' quarter

12. Merenid tombs

13. Fez el-Jedid

14. The Mellah

15. The Royal Palace

16. Making carpets

17. Making tiles

18. The reel specialist

19. The river of Fez

20. The modern town

21. Middle class summer

Practicalities




















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FEZ
Bab Boujeloud

Fez, Morocco


Fez, Morocco

Decorations in purple-blue on the outside, green on the inside.


Being among the most famed gates of Morocco, the Bab Boueloud is suprisingly young. It was built as late as in 1913 and marked the completion of Fez el-Bali and Fez el-Jedid. The gate is strikingly beautiful, with the view from the outide as the most impressive.
Seeing the minarets and the houses thorugh its opening marks an excellent introduction to Fez. As you enter the gate, note that the colour of the mosaics change: the outside blue reflects the colour of Fez, while the inside green is the colour of Islam.
It is not only the gate that is of recent age. Most of the surrounding houses also belong to the 20th century. But it is easy to be fooled, as it looks much older.





By Tore Kjeilen