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Borj Nord, Fes

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Get an excellent view over World Heritage-listed Fes from Borj Nord, the northern tower of the ancient fort. An onsite museum showcases a variety of exhibits connected to the country's military history--swords, cannons, guns, and other weapons. Climb to the stone tower's battlements, from which guards would look out for and attack enemies; today, the vista offers a panorama of the charming medina below. For Borj Nord and beyond, use our Fes trip itinerary builder website to get the most from your Fes vacation.
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  • Borj Nord was a citadel built over a hill. It was constructed by Saadian Sultan Ahmed al-Mansour in 1582 to defend the city from invaders and to keep an eye on the unfaithful population of Fez. An...  more »
  • Borj Nord is a 16th century construction. We came by here to have a look but unfortunately by the time of our arrival it was closed and could not go inside. However the views from this hilly area are....  more »
  • I was pleasantly surprised by this arm’s museum - it was actually one of the best collections of any type that I experienced in Morocco. The antique weapons are glorious - feels like an oxymoron writing this - but they are beautiful inlaid with ivory and jewels - masterpieces! Great view from the top of the complex and small bookshop .
  • This castle is worth of visit, because the panoramic view to the old Medina and surrounding, I suggest the visitors had better start the tour early in the morning that's gonna make a gorgeous day! In the exhibition we saw a serial weapons display through the major war-period of times in Morocco. What a complicated feeling to learn that people has invested so much efforts and dedicated their live to destroy one another.

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