History of FEZ


Dean of the imperial cities, Fez was founded in 789 by MoulayIdriss premier. As The Sultan's estate in 809, his son MoulayIdriss 2 decides to establish the seat of Idrissides dynasty.

818 dice, the sultan received 8,000 families Andalusia Muslims on seven years ago, this new population was reinforced by the arrival of Jews and Kairouan (Tunisia).

Rich heritage of the many religious, cultural and architectural, Fez quickly became the religious and cultural city of Morocco.

Fez also became the first Islamic city in the country and received hundreds of Arabs from the Maghreb Central and Spain’s Andalusia district-El-Adwa was founded by the Muslim refugees in 818. Meadows of 1400 families Andalusia arrivals Cordoba settled. Seven years later, three hundred families of artisans and traders came from Kairouan (Tunisia Current) settled west of the river Fez.0 families Andalusia arrivals Cordoba there installent. Seven years later, three hundred families of artisans and traders came from Kairouan (Tunisia Current) settled west of the river Fez.

The APOGEE

In the first half of the XIII century, the weakness of the Almohad benefits Merinides.

Fez again became the capital of the empire in 1250, during two sovereign centuries. The Merinides asserted themselves as great builders. They made a prestigious city of Fez. She knew its golden age in the early fourteenth century

Fez-Spiritual Capital City of the imperial city and Medersas   (universities)

·         BOUANANIA

The largest madrasa in Fez, it was built in 1350 by Sultan MerinidesABOUINANE, the Islamic University is treasure of art Merinides. The architecture is stunning and the details are very elegant. The mosaic clad walls and carved plaster can be seeing.

EL-AATARINE

Beautiful Medrasa than EL -AATARINE (1323).Mosaic, zellij, arabesques, calligraphic ornament stone, cedar wood, from floor to roof.

The Carrere marble basin sits in the center of the patio, on a slab decorated with tiles