Fes el Bali

Fes el Bali is the oldest walled part of , . Fes el Bali was founded as the capital of the Idrisid dynasty between 789 and 808 AD. UNESCO listed Fes el Bali, along with , as a World Heritage Site in 1981 under the name Medina of Fez.

Notable Places in the Area

The or Merenid Tombs are a set of ruined monumental tombs on a hill above and north of Fes al-Bali, the old city of , . Photo: Mx. Granger, CC0.

The Bab Abi al-Jounoud or is an ornate in Fes el Bali, the old city of Fez, . Photo: Uspn, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Dar Batḥa, or Qasr al-Batḥa, is a former royal palace in the city of . Photo: Henry Zbyszynski, CC BY 2.0.

is a 14th-century building in Fes, , built by the Marinid Sultan Abu Inan Faris which houses a weight-powered water clock. Photo: Ziberat, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

is a city in famous for being home to the world's oldest university, dating to 859, and the world's oldest continuously-operating library, dating to 1359. Photo: Bgag, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Fes el Bali

34.0701° or 34° 4' 12.4" north
-4.9547° or 4° 57' 17" west
Open Location Code
237 metres (778 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Arabic: فاس البالي
  • Armenian: Ֆես էլ-Բալի
  • Basque: Fez el Bali
  • Burmese: ဖက်ဇ် အယ်လ် ဘာလီ
  • French: Fes el Bali
  • French: Fès al-Bali
  • French: Fès el-Bali
  • French: Fès l'Ancienne
  • Georgian: ფეს-ელ-ბალი
  • German: Fes el Bali
  • Indonesian: Fes el Bali
  • Italian: Fes el-Bali
  • Japanese: フェス旧市街
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: فاس البالي
  • Russian: Фес эль-Бали
  • Swedish: Fes el Bali
  • Swedish: Fès al Bali
  • Tamil: பழைய ஃபெஸ் நகரம்
  • Vietnamese: Fes el Bali
  • Fes al Bali
  • Fès-l’Ancien
  • Fès le Vieux
  • Medina
  • Old Fes

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