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"Fes, one of Morocco's oldest and most vibrant cities, is best known for its rich history, ancient medina, and as a center of culture and learning. Founded in the 8th century by Idris I, Fes quickly became a significant religious and cultural hub in the Islamic world. The city is home to the University of Al Quaraouiyine, established in 859 and considered the oldest continuously operating educational institution in the world. Over the centuries, Fes has been a melting pot of different cultures and influences, reflected in its architecture, traditions, and bustling markets. People visit Fes to experience its authentic and captivating atmosphere. The city's medina, Fes el-Bali, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the largest car-free urban areas in the world. Wandering through its narrow, winding streets, you'll encounter vibrant souks, ancient mosques, and beautifully tiled madrasas. Key attractions include the Bou Inania Madrasa, the Al-Attarine Madrasa, and the iconic Blue Gate (Bab Bou Jeloud). The Tanneries of Fes, where leather is still dyed using traditional methods, offer a fascinating glimpse into the city's artisanal heritage. Visiting Fes feels like stepping back in time, with its maze-like medina, rich history, and lively atmosphere providing an unforgettable experience."
"The spiritual capital of the country and home to an ancient medina that is thriving as it did 1000 years ago. Fes is one of the destinations you MUST explore!"

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