Dar El Moqri: Institut de Formation des Métiers Traditionnels du Bâtiment

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Formerly one of the town houses of the vizier family El-Moqri, the Dar El Moqri is now a school for arts and crafts in building trade ("Institut de Formation des Métiers Traditionnels du Bâtiment").

It has a beautifully restored court with orange trees and a fountain. From here you have a pretty view on the houses of Fès. Inside the house you can admire beautiful "zellije" works (hand cut tiles) and a hall with wooden inlays and carvings, serving sometimes as an auditorium.

The Dar El Moqri is located in Fès El Bali, a 10 min walk from the museum Dar Batha. It's a bit hidden in the tangle of the streets, but you can ask your way through. There is no official open access for tourists, but you may ask the guard, if he will let you have a look.
(Don't confuse the "Dar El Moqri" with the "Palais Taib El Moqri", another famous town house of the family, which you can rent in part for special occasions.)

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address:12-14, Rue Oued Souaffine, Fès-Batha

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