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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

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FEZ
Tanners' quarter


Fez, Morocco


Suuq Dabbaghin, or the tanners' quarter, is situated no more than 50 metres away from the Kairouine mosque. That is quite surprising, since tanning is considered to be an unclean activity and should therefore be as far away as possible from the main mosque. The reason for this proximity might just be that both were located here in times when Fez was no more than a small town.
The tanners' quarter has become one of Fez' main attractions. The reason comes from the platform where you can look down on the entire area, and see how the process is done, and enjoy watching the contrasts between the brownish honeycombs, the white houses and the intense colours of the dye.


Fez, Morocco




By Tore Kjeilen