DAY 52f

FÈS ~ Al-Attarine Madrasa (Fès-Meknès, MAR)

Sunday January 1st, 2017

TODAYS MILEAGE – 45 miles or 72 kilometres
TRIP MILEAGE – 26,008 miles or 41,856 kilometres

Founded by Abu Said in 1325 in the heart of the medina, Al-Attarine Madrasa was designed as an annexe to the nearby Kairaouine Mosque.

The central courtyard displays the traditional patterns of Merenid artisanship, with magnificent zellij (mosaic tilework), carved plaster, cedar wood and onyx columns flanking the mihrab - which is a semicircular niche in the wall of a mosque, that indicates the direction of Mecca.

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