Fez or Fez (in Berber: Fas, ⴼⴰⵙ, in Arabic: فاس) is a city in northern Morocco, located 180 km east of Rabat, between the Rif massif and the Middle Atlas. Part of the imperial cities of Morocco, it has been the capital of the country at several times and is considered today as its spiritual capital. Its foundation dates back to the end of the 8thcentury, under the reign of Moulay Idriss Ist. Its prestigious past has made it one of the major centers of Islamic civilization linked to Baghdad, Damascus, Cordoba, Cairo, Kairouan, Granada, Palermo, Isfahan or Samarkand, with which it had established both economic social, and cultural exchanges.
Various titles have been awarded to the city of Fez, including the Athens of Africa, the Queen of the Maghreb and the Baghdad of the Maghreb.
It spans three sectors: the old city (medina), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the royal enclosure and the new districts, established by the French, and which nowadays extend into the surrounding plain. Administratively, the city is made up of the municipality of Fez (divided into six districts) and the municipality of Méchouar Fès Jdid (where the royal palace is located). Fez is the 2nd largest city in Morocco with a population of 1,150,131 inhabitants according to the 2015 census.
- Festival of World Sacred Music
- Sufi Music Festival
- Jazz in Riad
- Sefrou Cherry Festival
Golf Club of Fez
Oued Fès Golf Club
On the banks of a canal and bordering a forest, the Oued Fès Golf Club welcomes its visitors in an enchanting setting. Located in the heart of downtown, the 18-hole course makes you forget the urban environment and plunges golfers into the heart of a green oasis.
ROYAL GOLF OF FEZ
Just a few minutes from the bustling city center, the Royal Golf of Fez offers a relaxing setting. The 18 holes are dotted with numerous lakes and obstacles that make the course interesting and surprising. A golf with an undeniable charm.
Located at 20 Kms from Fez, it is the most famous of the country. In the past, Moroccans went there to “take the waters” but also to perform religious rites in the form of pilgrimages. Today, this resort offers various possibilities of thermal activities related to Health Tourism and medical cures.
Sidi Harazem Station
It is the second thermal station of the region of Fez-Meknes. It is located 30 kilometers east of the city of Fez. Discovered in Roman times, the reputation of its curative virtues goes back several centuries.
The Royal Palace
The main monument of Fez Jdid is the Royal Palace whose construction began in the 13th century. It can be admired from the vast esplanade of the Alaouites built in 1968 and located just in front of the entrance. it is now the private residence of King Mohammed VI during his official visits to the city.
The visit is currently limited to the magnificent facade built in the 1960s. This building is characterized by its multiple doors and openings arranged symmetrically. It offers rich and varied decorative registers inspired by the art and decoration of Moroccan Andalusia. The Master Craftsman has created a fascinating picture thanks to the noble materials, the bright colors and the harmonious compositions.
Other places to visit
The Region of Fez-Meknes is one of the twelve new regions of Morocco established by the 2015 territorial division. It includes two prefectures (Fez and Meknes) and seven provinces (Sefrou, Boulemane, Moulay Yacoub, Ifrane, El hajeb, Taza and Taounate).
Activities and Experiences
- Golf – Practice
- Mountain biking
- Tennis – outdoor
- Cooking workshops
- Family leisure activities
- Group evenings
- Mountain sport
- Care and Fitness