The Madrassah Attarine : The most beautiful Madrassah of Fes

Following the example of the Andalusian Mosque, the Madrassah Attarine is an architectural jewel of Fes. Focus on this magnificent sacred place.


Madrassah Attarine


Built between 1323 and 1325 under the reign of the merinid sultan Abou Saïd Othman, the madrassah Attarine served at the origin of accommodation for the students of the Karaouiyne University. Situated in the district of Attarine in Fes, the madrassah still remains a sacred place but is also a key tourist landmark. For a very good reason, the madrassah Attarine is a magnificent building, decorated with marble, with zelliges and with subtly sculptured cedar wood.

The madrassah Attarine is opened to the public every day from 8am till 5pm. Entrance fee is 10 dirhams (approximately 1 euro). To make the most of Fes and its numerous marvels, it's better to rent a car. To do so, make an appointment in one of the Hertz agencies in the city: at the airport Fes Saiss or to the following addres 1 street Kissariat de la Foire.