Bou Inania Medersa, Fes

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See one of the oldest functioning religious colleges in the country at Bou Inania Medersa, a historic institution known for its elaborate architecture. Built between 1350 and 1357, the building stands as one of the best-preserved examples of Marinid architecture, boasting latticed woodwork and geometric tile decorations around the entrance and throughout the interiors. Put Bou Inania Medersa and other Fes attractions into our Fes road trip app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • In the heart of the medina of fes, you will find this madrassa (typical Arabic school) that you must absolutely visit.
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  • The Medes (corals schools) in Morocco are often inconuntary from the outside, but conceal the enchanting interiors. Students not only learned here, but also lived, the stay in the school lasted for about ten years. Medresa Bu Inania, located in Fez, is one of the most important and beautiful medres. The building was built around the year 1356 commissioned by Sultan Abu Inana Faris, after which he was named. It is also distinguished by the fact of having a minaret. It is a typical FOURTEENTH-century medresa with extremely rich ornaments. The courtyard is surrounded by four interior façades. Each centimeter of the walls is covered with a magnificent intricate ornament-the walls to a certain height are covered with fably laid ceramic tiles zellidż with a typical geometric pattern, above are marble stucco, carved quotes from the Koran, openwork Stucco ornaments, miraculous carving in cedar. The whole thing is amazes. Despite the connection to the mosque, also people who do not recognize Islam can explore the medal, admission of 10 dirhams, the Medersa closes only for the time of all five prayers, later re-opened.
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