Fez el JedidApprox. Time: 4 hours
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate

The contemporary quarter of Fez, Fez el Jedid (New Fez) was built in the 13th century, when the Merinides came to power and found the existing city of Fez too small to contain the palaces that they felt were worthy of their eminence. They began to build their homes outside what was then Fez el Bali, and later added gardens, mosques, Koranic schools, and souks.