Colours of the Medina

by Sarah Glyde on November 29, 2017

The vast labyrinthine medina of Fes el Bali, is considered to be the best preserved old city in the Arab world, and was classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. The entire Old City is a painter’s delight, with an abundance of opportunities to sketch and soak up Fes life. There is brilliant colour everywhere – cobalt blues, rich greens, sparkling white, rose pinks, splashes of gold and saffron yellow, which your tutor Vicky Norman will help you use to capture the ambience and vitality of the places we visit.

You will discover the ancient madrassas and mosques; the many artisans creating traditional crafts including the leather tanneries; the bustling market places; and museums that give you an insight into the history of Fes and Morocco. We will also explore the countryside around Fes and take in the olive groves on the outlaying slopes of the city, nearby villages with whitewashed houses and cobblestone streets, and further afield the striking roman ruins of of Volubilis. 

Our base will be a beautiful Moroccan riad in the heart of the medina, with a stunning central courtyard and a sunny roof terrace overlooking the minaret and dome-punctured skyline.

This trip will spice up you winter with colour, warmth and interest.

Call us for more details on 013964 382235.

 

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