About Bou Inania Madrasa

A mandatory must-stop as one gets to witness a beautiful slice of the old-world charm of the Moroccans, decorated with superlative geometric patterns and designs. The place has a calming effect on everyone who enters her portals. A spotlight on the grand old Islamic way of schooling throwing light on Fes' rich cultural past. This is the only madrasa with a minaret attached for religious purposes.

Must See

  • It's very easy to locate as it is located on the main street.
  • You can see the student rooms.
  • The bathrooms are architecturally interesting.
  • An ornately decorated building with outstanding geometric design and patterns.
  • Grand old Islamic school with delicate handcraft.

How to reach

  • By taxi, it will cover a distance of 4.9 km in 7 minutes.
  • By walking the distance will be covered in 21 minutes.


  • The Meknes medina is fairly small compared to the one in Fez and the Bou Inania is located along the main street.
  • There is no best time to visit as far as pictures are concerned (maybe avoid 11 - 1 p.m.).
  • Employees probably won't tell you but don't forget that you CAN visit the student rooms and roofs.
  • You can also "visit" (or use) the bathrooms; they are architecturally interesting.
  • With some patience (once the occasional visitors and tours walk in, snap a few pictures and walk out) you can have the place to yourself for photos and quiet observation 
  • Gives you a bit of peace and quiet from the busy streets just outside the main entrance.
  • It is recommended that you to go with a guide, to have a very good explanation of this place.

Visit Time

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday:9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday:9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday:9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday:9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday:9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

15 minutes wait for entrance to the place where religious things are taught to people


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Entrance Fee


MAD 20


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Time you can spend

5 hours


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Clear Sky 17.34°C


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