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Royal Palace of Fez (Fes Dar el-Makhzen) Tours

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Royal Palace of Fez (Fes Dar el-Makhzen)
Formerly the main residence of the sultan, the Royal Palace of Fez (Fes Dar el-Makhzen) is still used by the King of Morocco when he is in the city of Fez. Surrounded by high walls, it spans an area of 195 acres (80 hectares). It is closed to visitors, who can only admire the imposing and ornate main entrance from the outside.
 
The Basics
Located in the center of the Fes el Jadid quarter, the Royal Palace was originally built in the 13th century. Although visitors cannot go inside the palace, it is still worthwhile to see the exterior, and in particular the magnificent ornate gates at the entrance. There are seven brass doors of different sizes with matching knockers and intricate geometric patterns, surrounded by fine zellige (mosaic tilework) and carved cedar wood.
 
Make the most of your time in Fez and visit as part of a full-day tour, which includes stops at the Royal Palace as well as other top attractions such as the Medina, Borj Sud, and the famous tanneries of Fez. It’s also possible to visit as part of a multi-day tour from Tangier.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Do not take photos of anything other than the gates, or try to take photos of the guards, as that may result in your camera being confiscated.
  • Sometimes visitors are prohibited from going closer than about 325 feet (100 meters).
 
How to Get There
The Royal Palace is located at Place des Alaouites, in the center of the Fes el Jadid quarter. It’s easiest to visit as part of a tour. It’s also very close to the Jewish quarter, and many visitors will make a stop at both places.
 
When to Get There
The Royal Palace is a popular attraction and on most tour itineraries. Visit early in the morning to beat the crowds.
 
Jewish Quarter
Located very close to the Royal Palace is the Jewish Quarter, or Mellah. Today, most of the Jewish population has left, but visitors can still see the distinctive architecture of the buildings, a gold souk, and charming antique shops. There’s also an ancient cemetery and a museum housed in a former synagogue.
Address: Place des Alaouites, Fez, Morocco
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Private Tour: Fez Sightseeing Tour

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Discover the iconic sites of an ancient Imperial city on a private, full-day tour of Fez.  Take in the broad esplanade of the Royal palace and the 16th-century architecture of Borj Sud, then go deep into the UNESCO-recognized medina. Follow narrow lanes to covered bazaars and an eminent madrasa, and pass riverside tanneries and hillside shrines. Get a glimpse of daily life in bustling Nejjarine Square, discover Moroccan art in the Dar Batha Museum and leave the medina to visit potters’ studios and Borj Sud, an imposing Saadian watchtower.
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