Fes (or Fez), the third largest city in Morocco, is one of the four "imperial cities" in Morocco (the others being Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat). It consists of three parts, Fes el Bali (the core of the Medina), Fes El-Jdid (where the Mellah is located) and the Ville Nouvelle (the new city). Shown in this gallery are photos of Fes el Bali, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Fes el Bali is one of the largest living medieval cities in the world.
Fes was founded in 789 and received an influx of Arab settlers from Andalusia (Spain) in the 9th century. Between 1170 and 1180 Fes was the largest city in the world. Fes became part of the Moroccan empire in 1548 and later became the capital of Morocco several times.

Andalus quarter photo gallery  - 14 pictures of Andalus quarter
Around the Rcif square photo gallery  - 21 pictures of Around the Rcif square
Central Medina photo gallery  - 20 pictures of Central Medina
Tanneries photo gallery  - 7 pictures of Tanneries
Western Medina photo gallery  - 23 pictures of Western Medina
14 photos of the Andalus quarter, the southern section of the Fes el Bali medina
21 photos of the Rcif square, in the heart of the Fes el-Bali medina
20 photos of the central part of the Fes el Bali medina, between the Rcif square and the Bab Bou Jeloud gate
7 photos of the tanneries of Fes, where the leather is dyed in open air vats
23 photos of the the western part of the Fes el Bali medina
Gallery with all images
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