A minute walk from Dar El Menia is the Medina’s main street, Talaa Kibira, from which most of the Medina’s sites of interest can be easily accessed within a short walking distance from Dar El Menia.
Cafes and Restaurants
“Probably the best cafe in Morocco” Footprint 2009. A short walk up Talaa Kibira from Dar El Menia lies Cafe Clock. It offers superb cafe cuisine and any visitor to Fez must try its world famous Camel Burger. The terrace offers impressive views over Fez and The Medersa Bou Inania. Service is excellent and in minuets everyone will know your name. Sit back with a rich coffee in this beautifully restored courtyard house. Pick a book from its library and relax.
Dine in a delightful flower filled courtyard under orange trees in a romantic and relaxed atmosphere in this warm and welcoming cafe/restaurant. Enjoy a traditional creative Moroccan menu which changes in accordance with the seasons. A short walk from Dar El Menia let us reserve you a table.
Website - www.fes-et-gestes.ma
The Medresa Bou Inania
The Medresa Bou Inania is one of the few religious places in Morocco that is accessible to non-Islamic tourist and is a mere ten minute walk from Dar El Menia. Founded between 1351/6 by Abu Inan Faris it is the last Madrasa that the Merinid dynasty built. The Medresa functioned as both an educational institute and a mosque,
The Medresa was renovated in 18th century in the reign of Sultan Mulay Sliman and again in the 20th century, Opposite is Dar al-Magana a wall with a hydraulic clock which was built together with the Medresa.
The Dar al-Magana is opposite and constructed at the same time as The Medresa Bou Inania. This Water Clock consists of 13 windows which at onetime housed 13 brass bowls. The bowls have been removed since 2004 awaiting restoration.
The exquisitely decorated , known as , is located on the edge of the spice and perfume market 15 minuets walk from Dar El Menia. Its proximity to the spice and perfume market gave rise to Medersa el-Attarine’s Arabic name.