About Medersa Sahrij

This is another madrasa in Fes. The building gets its name from the pool of water contained within the courtyard. Around the pool, the quadrangle is decorated with stucco glazed tiles and carved wood. Koranic motifs adorn the walls. Traditional Moroccan mosaics are all over the walls in colorful patterns. These colors are said to have a philosophical significance. Right form 1321 when it was built to date, there are students coming over to learn at this school. As you climb up towards the top floors you will lose yourself in the soothing chant of Koranic verses.

Must See

  • Another Madarsa in Fes that is located in the heart of the city. It is known for its architectural style and religious site. The name is derived from the pool located in the courtyard. 
  • The quad is decorated with stucco, carved wood and glazed tiles are used to increase the shine of this place.
  • There are also traditional Morrocons mosaics and walls in colorful patterns.
  • Each color represents some of the worldly values.
  • It was built in the year 1931.
  • The name is derived from for the sahrij (pool) on which its patio is centered, with rich chocolate-color cedar wall carvings and some of the oldest zellij mosaic tiling in the country.

How to reach

  • By bus, taxi, and cab the fare cost is 25 MAD, 28 MAD, and 30 MAD. For this, one can take a bus from Lafiat 3-28.
  • By metro and Uber, it will cost 34 MAD and 43 MAD.


  • The visitors are requested to maintain the decorum at the site.
  • Dress modestly and try to maintain the peace and tranquility of this place.
  • It is good to see Medersa Sahrij with traditional Morrocan mosaics.
  • The quad is decorated with glazed tiles. 
  • Many visitors have picked at the loose decoration on the wall and some of them have caused damaged to the mosaics. You are requested not to harm the building in any way.
  • It is polite to maintain decorum in the madrasa as there are lessons taking place somewhere in the building.
  • It's still a working school, so as you head up the narrow steps leading to empty rooms over the central patio, you may hear the chanting of Koranic verses.
  • The carved marbles and stones are a very nice example of Islamic art.

Visit Time

Sunday: Open 24 hours

Monday: Open 24 hours

Tuesday: Open 24 hours

Wednesday: Open 24 hours

Thursday: Open 24 hours

Friday: Open 24 hours

Saturday: Open 24 hours

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Waiting Time

15 minutes wait to meet students who learn Islam here


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Time you can spend

5 hours


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