Riad Al Pacha
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... was the stable. Designed to house over 3000 horses it was considered a mid-sized cavalry outpost. Each horse was attended by three grooms. Unfortunately the roof of this building had been damaged by the Lisbon earthquake in the 1700s which tore down many of the old structures in Morocco despite the considerable distance from the epicentre. It's still impressive. Lauren and I both found the descriptions of the logistics that these buildings required far ...
... to be served. Our hostel had this amazing terrace, and since its in the upper 60s / lower 70s here we sat in the sun for several hours and just chatted about our plans for the next couple days. We decided that today (Thursday) we would take advantage of a foot-tour that our hostel offered for 5 euros. Our tour guide, who was absolutely amazing, took us on an amazing 5 hour tour of parts of the Medina and streets of ...
... the many hole-in-the-wall shops. A walk of a half hour, and you are at the sea front. The ramparts are not much of a looker, nor was the fort, but the town has a relaxed feel to it. There are quite a few art exhibitions going on, the main one being at the Frederic Damgaard hall, where they only exhibit the art and sculpture of artists from this town.
I found the attendant in this recommended exhibition facebook-ing when I walked in. I was the only one for now. He put ...
... it was only 9).
We had a lovely dinner as the Fez Cafe (white fish in grape leaves with olives, tomatoes and rice). Very, very good! We left the restaurant around 11:00 and by the time we wandered outside the Medina was empty. No shops were open. No tourists were around. Just a lot of garbage and cats. Yuck. Not a very happening place.
We made it back to the Riad in short order and called it a night. Tomorrow we would begin the drive through the Atlas mountains to the Sahara.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRiad Al Pacha Fes
A great Riad, looks beautiful with the most amazing view over Fes on the terrace.
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