In the early and late Middle Ages, the royal city of Fez was the capital of Morocco. Where two of the most important trading routes from the Sahara to the Mediterranean crossed, a follower of the prophet Mohammed established Fez in a delightful river valley.
In the old walled town of Medina in which Muslim belief is omnipresent, everyone lives within easy listening distance of a minaret and also the relentless babble of traders and craftsmen.
Through the old city gate of Bab Boujeloud, you enter the exotic world of the Arab-Islam Middle Ages. The beautifully restored inner courtyards of the city palaces show the splendor of Spanish-Moorish architecture. Arabesque wall decorations and floor mosaics represent 1,200 years of Muslim belief and reflect the cultural prosperity enjoyed by this royal city, whose historic past today intermingles with aromatic aromas, a wealth of craftsmen, and the smell of dough-cake as baked in the time of Roman occupation.