Flying to Fez
Mediterranean maritime climate
3 hours and 15 minutes
Magical, sultry and romantic – these words best describe the Medina (city centre) of Fez, Cars have made way for donkeys and camels. Merchants sell carpets, spices and mystical oil lamps. Who knows what dreams can come true with those lamps…
Places to visit in Fez
The many historical monuments and cultural treasures in Fez gives this Moroccan city the apt nickname the ‘Athens of Africa’. The Al Qaraouiyyin mosque was constructed back in the 9th century. It is to this day an impressive spiritual centre and one of the oldest universities in the world. Moroccan art and handicrafts can be admired in the Dar el-Bacha palace. Traditional crafts are also still very much seen outside the museums. Leather, mosaics and ceramics are processed according to the ancient ways, especially in the old town. The streets here are narrow and full of life. They meander through the centre and are populated by enthusiastic merchants selling spices, meat, vegetables, fruit, pottery, copper, silver and even gold. The tanneries have a very permeating smell, but not to worry, a sprig of mint held up to the nose keeps the odour away.
With a population of close to 1 million, Fez (Fès) is one of the largest cities in Morocco. It is in fact one of the four imperial cities, along with Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat. The city served as the cultural capital of Morocco for centuries and the old centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The local restaurants are a treat for the olfactory senses. Moroccan cuisine consists of a diverse mix of soups, salads, meat, fish and sweet pastries. The latter pairs perfectly with mint tea, the national beverage of Morocco. Other must-tries are Harira (lentil and meat soup) and Pastilla (meat or fish in puff pastry). Moroccan cuisine is a feast for all the senses. As the Moroccans say: Besaha!
Practical information for your trip to Fez
In Morocco you pay with the Moroccan dirham
In Eindhoven it is one hour later than in Morocco
The tap water in Morocco is not safe to drink. Make sure to only drink bottled water
The emergency number in Morocco is the same as in the Netherlands: 112
You won't need a travel adapter for your trip to Morocco
Pictures of Fez
Bab Bou Jeloud gate in Fez
Handmade rugs in Fez
Madrasa Bou Inania in Fez
Flight tickets from Eindhoven to Fez
You can fly from Eindhoven Airport directly to Fez in Marocco with Ryanair.