Ryad Salama Fes
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
TravelPod Member ReviewsRyad Salama Fes
Totally Awesome place, once you find it. But that just adds to the charm of the hidden gem! Would stay there again in a heartbeat.
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Beautiful sunrise this morning (albeit at 0720) and then after breakfast Rachid - our local guide - met us and off we went - walking, walking, walking - in fact, we thought Dippy was our local guide for a minute! Down into the Medina which comprises 13kms of sandstone walls housing some 10,000 alleys making it the largest car-free area in the world …
... urban areas. Al-Qarawiyyin, founded in AD 859, is the oldest continuously functioning madrasa in the world. The city has been called the "Mecca of the West" and the "Athens of Africa"
The doors of residences were very interesting. See pictures. The Arabic style is to not reveal your home to the outside. No exterior windows. Instead it has a central garden open to the sky and all the rooms face inwards. Even when the front door opens, it usually doesn't look into the ...
... of art." My spirit shuts down. Ugh. How much? asks Taylor. I say forget it! Begin walking away. "Shock me" says' the man. Taylor puts our his willing price. "Oh shock ok but don't kill me! I work for the women, these artisans. (Heart strings which of course gets me.) Madame what is reasonable. " "It's not up to me." It is what the gentle man says." But Madame the women" I lift up my hands. "Ok talk to my ...
... is a really interesting place and you can almost feel yourself transported back to Roman times. We walk down the main street through the triumphal arch, past the colonnaded shops and into the house of someone rich. We examine oil presses and note how the stone has been worn by water in the former water troughs and fountains. The floor mosaics are also in pretty good shape with all kinds of designs, colours and patterns. It's nice to see them ...
... that we stayed in has had a medina, but the one in Fes is the biggest in Africa! The medinas were built around the 1300's by the Moors. The roads were purposely made very narrow and maze-like to deter and confuse any invading armies. It works well on tourists now. Medinas are full of mosques, and the medina in Fes has over 200 of them! At the top of the mosques are four speakers pointing in every direction, used to amplify the prayer call that happens five times a day. It ...