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  Fez, Morocco: City of the endless mosque
The capital of Morocco for all together more than 400 years, home of the oldest university of the country and the leading cultural and religious centre.
Fez is also the home of the oldest an largest medieval city in the world, a city that is almost unchanged through the modern ages and still most definately alive.
Fez was founded in 789 at a place between the mountains where the river was flushing by.
lexicorient.com /morocco/fez.htm   (134 words)

  Fez, Morocco - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Fez or Fes (Arabic فـاس;, French Fès) is the third largest city in Morocco, after Casablanca and Rabat, with a population of 940,000.
Fez became the center of the Alaouite dynasty in 1649, and it was a major trading post of the Barbary Coast of North Africa.
Fez was the capital of Morocco intermittently in the past, lastly until 1912, when most of Morocco came under French control and Rabat became the capital (which it remained when Morocco became independent in 1956).
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Fes   (291 words)

 Travel in Fez - Morocco - Africa - Culture - WorldTravelGate.net®-
Fez is also the home of the oldest an largest medieval city in the world, a city that is almost unchanged through the modern ages and still most definitely alive.
Fez was founded in 789 at a place between the mountains where the river was flushing by.
Fez is noted for their quality craftsmanship, particularly evident in their carpets, perhaps the most beautiful in Morocco.
www.africatravelling.net /morocco/fez/fez_culture.htm   (994 words)

 The Jewish Community of Fez
Fez became a cultural and commercial Centre of prime importance, largely as a result of the Jews' presence.
During the Golden Era in Fez, three grave events occurred: a section of the community was deported to Ashir (Algeria) in about 987; 6,000 Jews were massacred in 1035 by Fanatics who conquered Fez; and the town was ruthlessly sacked in 1068 by Almoravides.
They held the Office of Nagid, established in Fez at the beginning of the 16th Century, and their Yeshivot were headed by scholars including Nachman B. Sunbal, Samuel Chagiz, Judah Uzziel, And Saul Serrero (16th-17th centuries), Judah and Chayyim Ibn Atar, and Samuel Sarfaty (18th Century).
www.bh.org.il /Communities/Archive/Fez.asp   (804 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : Fez: Preserving a City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Fez, Morocco's ancient center of learning and the arts, is now the focus of one of the world's most ambitious preservation and restoration efforts.
The city emerges from the matte, earth-toned foothills of Morocco's Middle Atlas Mountains, surrounded by countryside that, in the cold of mid-winter, seems devoid of life: There are few trees, grass is close-cropped by herds of sheep, and even the occasional farm house or rural mosque seems plain and uninviting.
Fez conjures up another image for travelers, defining and preserving the essence of a fabled Arab city, where hundreds of minarets testify to the city's religious fervor, and dozens of ancient portals beckon, leading to fun-duqs (hotels) or madrasahs (schools) or palatial merchants' homes.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/199303/fez-preserving.a.city.htm   (3394 words)

 At Home in the Medieval Medina of Fez, Morocco
Fez was established at the end of the eighth century AD and became one of the most important centers of Islamic intellectual and cultural life.
However, beginning in the early years of this century, as the center of political and economic power was shifted from the Fez medina to the new city, and eventually to Casablanca and Rabat, the Fez medina slipped into decline.
The market in architectural antiques in Morocco is booming, and it creates a strong temptation for struggling medina families to sell the priceless doors and windows from their family houses.
www.theculturedtraveler.com /Archives/Dec2003/Fez_Medina.htm   (1481 words)

 Fez (clothing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The fez is a red felt hat in the shape of a truncated cone; a fl tassel hangs from the crown.
Originating in Fez, Morocco, the earliest variety was in the form of a bonnet with a long turban wound around it which could be white, red or fl.
The red fez with blue tassel was the standard headdress of the Turkish Army from the 1840s until the introduction of a khaki service dress and peakless sun helmet in 1910.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fez_(clothing)   (1324 words)

 Fez, Morocco: A Journey in Sound
The Fez Festival of Sacred World Music is currently happening in Morocco, and Fez seems like the perfect setting for this mix of sacred music from the East and the West.
Fez is really three cities, the first a modern European-style metropolis, the second, Fez El-Jadid or "New Fez", dates from the 13th century; and "Old Fez", Fez-El Bali, goes back to the 9th century.
Morocco is an Islamic country, and in Fez's medina, that's another name for the old city, there are literally hundreds of mosques.
savvytraveler.publicradio.org /show/features/2000/20000624/fez.shtml   (979 words)

 Ibn Danan Synagogue, Fez, Morocco
The Aron Kodesh of the Ibn Danan Synagogue, Fez.
The Jewish communities of Fez and Casablanca struggled to preserve the building as an essential part of the Jewish and Moroccan heritage and as an important cultural and historical legacy.
A model of the Ibn Danan synagogue is exhibited in the "Faith" section of the Permanent Exhibit at Beth Hatefutsoth.
www.bh.org.il /Communities/Synagogue/Fez.asp   (336 words)

 UF-ALIF Intensive Arabic Language Program
Fez is located in Morocco, the western of three North African countries known to the Arabs as Jeziret al-Maghreb, or Island of the West".
Morocco has an extensive coastline facing both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, yet it is geographically dominated by the highest and most rugged ranges of the Atlas Mountain system of north-west Africa.
One of the four imperial cities of Morocco, Fez is famous for its Medina, its school-mosque, the Qarawiyyin, and its Arab-Andalusian gardens and architecture.
web.aall.ufl.edu /arabiyya/fez.html   (657 words)

 Fez Reveals Morocco's Soul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Over the ages, Fez has sprawled outward, far beyond the great walls that secured it, and in the alleys, the mules now also lug plastic buckets and television sets.
Now Morocco's third largest city, Fez is no longer the capital, but it still lays claim to being the country's cultural, intellectual and religious heart.
I have drawn some modest conclusions from this first visit to Fez: one is to waste no time on the nouvelle ville, the "modern" quarter that the French built early this century.
www.library.cornell.edu /colldev/mideast/fezt.htm   (2327 words)

 Fes, Morocco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Until the 19th century it was the only source of Fez hats (also known as the tarboosh), before they began to be manufactured in France and Turkey; originally, the dye for the hats came from a berry that was grown outside the city, known as the Turkish kizziljiek or Greek akenia (Cornus mascula).
Fez was a prime manufacturing location for leather goods such as the Adarga.
Fes was the capital of Morocco at various times in the past, the last such period ending in 1912, when most of Morocco came under French control and Rabat was chosen to be the capital of the new colony, a distinction that city retained when Morocco achieved independence in 1956.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fez,_Morocco   (782 words)

 Austin Chronicle: Music of the Spheres
This was Morocco, and we were traveling from its largest urban dwelling, Casablanca, which is unlike the film, to one of its oldest, Fez, a place famous for its namesake chapeau.
In its fifth year, the Fez Festival, as it is commonly referred to, is a week's worth of presentations, films, exhibitions of painting, tapestry, calligraphy, photography, and most importantly music, all dealing with notions of the sacred.
Fez possesses one of the most impressive examples of living history in the world, the city's oldest quarter being very much like it was 10 centuries ago.
www.austinchronicle.com /issues/vol18/issue45/music.fez.html   (4525 words)

 Fez Festival, Morocco World Sacred Music festival fesfestival Morocco
Many of the people who attend the concerts of the Fez Festival are wealthy Moroccans, though a bunch of Western tourists enroll in planned tours or just show up and dish out the roughly $300 for a one week pass to Festival performances.
The king of Morocco has been known to attend the performances, which have been staged in the royal palace reception court, the Moorish Palace, the Bat'ha Museum and even at the nearby Roman ruins of Volubilis.
Once a center for Islamic scholars, Fez is a hauntingly beautiful city that has changed little from the Middle Ages (except for the advent of electricity and tourists).
www.marocevasions.com /festivals/fezfestival   (588 words)

 BBC NEWS | Programmes | From Our Own Correspondent | The most powerful man in Morocco
Morocco's dynasty can be traced back to the Prophet Muhammad
Fez-sellers have a photo of him in a fez.
Not for the reasons that the princely family of Monaco or their royal imitators in Britain get in the papers but because, in Morocco, royalty is power.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/4794188.stm   (826 words)

 Fez, Morocco
From the port city of Tangiers, Morocco I took a train to the ancient city of Fez, arriving in the evening – It didn’t take long to realize I was in a different world.
Morocco is more than 95% Muslim and the religion is clearly a very strong, if not inseparable, part of the culture.
Later in the evening I made it to the older part of Fez and the city was hopping.
berniefrankl.blogster.com /fez_morocco.html   (464 words)

 Global Adrenaline :: Africa :: Morocco
Morocco has the largest phosphate reserves in the world and is rich in copper, zinc, and silver.
Today, in its role as Morocco's religious, intellectual and cultural center, it is often referred to as the "Athens of Africa." Fez is the heart and lifeblood of Morocco's Arabic and Islamic development and is home to some 785 mosques.
Fez is also widely regarded as the "craftwork capital" of Morocco, famous for its Fez blue pottery, copper trays and leather work.
www.globaladrenaline.com /africa/morocco   (2621 words)

 Fez Travel Guide, Morocco, Fez City Guide, Fez holiday
Fez is the cultural and spiritual centre of Morocco, oldest of the three imperial cities, founded in 790 BC by Moulay Idriss II.
The Medina of Fez is the most complete medieval city still in existence, it's preservation having been instigated under French occupation, and it forms a working model of the way life was lived when the world was still young.
A visit to the souks will undoubtedly lead to a stopover at Fez's famous tanneries where one of the oldest arts in Morocco, and the world, is practiced to produce the soft leather that has been sought after for centuries.
www.wordtravels.com /Travelguide/Countries/Morocco/Regions/Fez   (516 words)

 We'll always have MOROCCO
Fez is located in a fertile agricultural area in the Rif ("reef") Mountains known primarily for the production of marijuana, or kif.
Morocco's original inhabitants, these mountain dwelling people have light skin and frequently blue or green eyes, leading some to believe they are of European origin.
Morocco is a realm of stark contrasts of culture and geography.
www.post-gazette.com /travel/20021229morocco1229trp2.asp   (2450 words)

 Fez travel guide - Wikitravel
Fez is also famous for its ancient walled city, which many compare to the walled city of Jerusalem.
Fez is the medieval capital of Morocco, and a great city of high Islamic civilization.
The stretch of toll highway from Rabat to Fez is in superb condition and is relatively little used- the toll in spring 2005 was about 5 dirhams (approx 0.5 euros).
wikitravel.org /en/Fez   (1792 words)

 Fez, Morocco. Tourist Information - VIRTOURIST.COM FEZ
Fez is one of the most amazing cities I have ever visited.
If you plan a trip to Morocco, this is one of the cities you should not miss.
The whole Medina of Fez was declared a UNESCO World Heritage in 1981.
www.virtourist.com /africa/morocco/fez/index.html   (138 words)

Fez, with its air of the Arabian Nights, was still on my mind as our tour group of five, along with Abdelatif, our guide, traveled through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains towards the desert frontier town of Erfoud, some 480 km (298 mi) away.
I was still dreaming of the city's enchanting medieval palaces and skilled craftsmen when suddenly, the voice of Abdelatif, magnified by our small auto bus's microphone, boomed, "During this journey, we will see some of the most magnificent scenery in the world.
A modern and prosperous resort town, it is labeled by travelers as the 'Switzerland of Morocco'.
www.africa-ata.org /morocco_fez_2.htm   (595 words)

 Morocco riad -Morocco handicraft-Fez morocco
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The Craft industry from immemorial time was closely related to the Fez city history, where this sector constitutes the base of economic fabric, well more ; the traditional trades contributed to make Fez city in Morocco a pole of civilization and artistic.
www.fesriad.com /fezryad/activities.htm   (335 words)

 Hotel in Fez, Morocco? Rent a House or Riad in Fes Medina, Maroc
The mission of Fez Medina Morocco is to identify and preserve extraordinary historic properties in the medieval medina of Fez, Morocco and make them available as vacation rentals – from small palaces to royal suites to traditional houses or villas.
Fez Medina is the first to make historic houses available in the Fez medina - an experience that has been inaccessible to the visitor until recently.
Beginning spring 2006, Fez Medina is open to the possibility of partnering with selected individuals in the restoration of a house in Fes.
www.fesmedina.com   (351 words)

 MOROCCO - Travel - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Fez, though, is the spiritual and cultural city of Morocco, at times called the Holy City.
Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat also are called the imperial cities because each has at one time been the capital of Morocco.
I am in the medina of Fez in mid-January, and it is quite cold at night, cold enough to have an electric heater to make my room comfortable at La Maison Bleue's riad, a small hotel in what was built as a family palace in 1915.
www.washtimes.com /travel/20060317-093246-2786r.htm   (661 words)

 Worldwide Wanderings - Chronicles - Fez
We did find, however, that for all the little inconveniences of visiting Morocco during Ramadan, there were just as many surprises and great experiences.
The best three of these (one in Rabat, and two in Fez) came in the form of invitations to sit down in fellowship to break bread, as well as the day's fast, with a few new found Muslim friends.
After a little small talk, we were pleasantly surprised when Abdesslame invited us to stay extra day in Fez so that we might return his house the next night for break fast and lunch.
www.worldwidewanderings.com /chronstor34.htm   (1360 words)

 Learn Arabic in Fez, Morocco
Morocco is located on the westernmost tip of North Africa, bordering Algeria to the east, and the Mediterranean to the north.
Running through the middle of the country is the Atlas mountain range, which leads to the fertile plains and sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast.
The most ravishing and mystical of Morocco's imperial cities, Fez was founded in 808 A.D. Fez became the capital and spiritual center of Morocco and is situated in a valley and positioned on the old crossroads of caravan routes.
www.amerispan.com /language_schools/Morocco/Fez/3561   (529 words)

 Morocco Museums archaeological ethnographic marrakesh museum
The most beautiful of all Moroccan ceramic objects were made by Fez craftsmen.
On a background of white enamel or highlighted in colour, the stylised floral motifs interweave in a manner that is as sophisticated as it is harmonious.
Morocco Aarchaeological Ethnographic Bert Flint Museum Essaouira Batha Museums Larache Museum
www.tafilalet.net /tourism/museums/fez.htm   (387 words)

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