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.
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