Fès: Al Attarine Madrasa

مدرسة العطارين

Al Attarine Madrasa  is a 14th-century ‘secondary’ school, teaching all subjects important for learned scholars — Koran, algebra, history, science, and so on — and boarding students who came from away to study here.  The cells upstairs are just that — Spartan and perfect examples of how teenage scholars would have lived hundreds of years ago.

The collection of ceramic tile, cedar wood carving, and plaster work is a sight unto itself.

This was so worth the MAD20 (or US$2) admission fee.

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