About Borj Nord

In the days of yore, Fes was considered to be the capital city of the Morroco and its direct evidence is Borj Nod, which is also a part of the ancient wall. This stood stoic as a protection for the inmates. It is an onsite museum of the historical arts showcasing swords, guns, cannons, jeweled daggers and decorated rifles and other weapons. The biggest weapon in the building is the 5-meter long canon that weighs 12 tons. If you climb up to the battlements you can get an aerial view of the surroundings and it served as a watchtower as also a panoramic view of the medina below. The arms were donated by the royal family members especially received from Asia, India, and Europe There are also several decorated rifles that were used by the King themselves in live combat.

 

Must See

  • Once the capital of Morocco, Fes has this monument that witnesses its glory and privileged status.
  • It is part of the wall standing to protect the Fes from enemies
  • Built in the 16th Century, the watchtower situated here is one of the largest towers situated in Africa.
  • Arms are donated by royal family members and especially Asia, India, and Europe played a vital role.
  • There are decorated rifles and were used by the King themselves.

How to reach

  • By taxi and car, you can cover a distance of 2.1 km.
  • By bus, services are also available. 
  • You can take a car, cab or Uber to reach the Dhar Richa, and take a direct bus to your destination.
  • The bus and taxi fare cost is nearly 25 MAD and 30 MAD.

Tips

  • Usually closed between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. so plan your trip accordingly. 
  • Don't stay in the vicinity after dark.
  • You can easily walk there.
  • The military museum is fantastic. 
  • Visit the remnants of the wall before returning to the city.

Visit Time

Sunday:9:00 a.m. to 12 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday: Closed

Tuesday:9:00 a.m. to 12 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday:9:00 a.m. to 12 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday:9:00 a.m. to 12 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday:9:00 a.m. to 12 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday:9:00 a.m. to 12 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Waiting Time

20 minutes to buy tickets

 

Entrance Fee

Yes

20 MAD

 

Time you can spend

4 hours

 

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Weather

Clear Sky 30°C

 

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