The former royal city, FES-EL-BALI lies in the mountainous northwest region of Africa on one of the most important trading routes between the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean.
In Maghreb, the five northern states of North Africa, the Karaouine Mosque is believed to have been founded by followers of the Prophet Mohammed and is regarded as one of the most important buildings in the Islamic world, in direct contrast to the hustle and bustle of the markets which look and sound today much as they would have done many dust-covered centuries ago.
Global Treasures - History's Most Protected Monuments - Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.Places as unique and diverse as the wilds of East Africa's Serengeti, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America make up our world's heritage. Join us as we explore one of these protected monuments.