Bou Inania Medersa

“Beauty is never too expensive, splendour has no price”, said the Merinid Sultan Abou Inan when he settled the costs of the medersa which he commissioned in Fez in the fourteenth century. Wanting this school to rival with the Karaouiyine mosque, located in the centre of the medina, he order it to be magnificent. And it undoubtedly is one of the most beautiful medersas in Morocco. You will be surprised by the rich décor and details of its architecture: courtyard paved with marble and onyx, rooms decorated with precious wood carvings. And its hydraulic clock remains a mystery. As for the 19 naves of the medersa and their 270 columns, they are laid out in such a way as to indicate the direction of Mecca.


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