FES FESTIVAL OF WORLD SACRED MUSIC 2017

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The Fes Festival of World Sacred Music 2017

The dates for this year’s festival are 12-20 May 2017 and the theme is Water and the Sacred. Take a look at the programme here.  You can arrange accommodation and buy tickets through our sister site, Fez Riads.

Concierge Morocco and Fez Riads are Festival partners and registered ticket vendors. 

Festival 2017 poster

Practicalities:

For accommodation, see our sister site, Fez Riads. ...

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Shopping in the souks

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Indulge your shopping habit in Morocco:
it’s a feast for the senses

Ceramics

Fez is famous for its ceramics. Artfully painted in blue and green, plates, bowls, jugs, tagines and even bathroom basins can be found everywhere. Look out for the slightly greyer clay from Safi: the pure white is more fragile and will chip easily. The tagines (conical-lidded cooking pots) can be highly decorative, some with pewter wirework on them. But these ones are for serving or decoration rather ...

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Rabat named a top travel destination for 2013

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CNN has named Morocco’s capital, Rabat, as one of the top places to visit in 2013. Is the city worth a detour or more?

 

Visitors to Morocco usually head for Marrakech, Agadir or Fez and don’t even consider Rabat. It’s not a premier tourist destination, but perhaps that’s where it’s charm lies. There’s no hassle, no touts, no pressure to buy. There’s a small medina, some interesting sites to explore, wide, sandy beaches and excellent restaurants. The weather, too, is less ...

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Morocco in winter

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December and January are good months to visit Morocco.  It is a popular time of year, which means the souks and cities are filled with buzzing energy, but you can always seek out some quiet if you know where to look. Exploring the Sahara is perfect – while it’s cold at night, the days are sunny and warm and of course, there’s no rain. Hiking in the Rif, particularly the coastal national parks around Al Hoceima, is spectacular. Fez and ...

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Visiting Morocco during Ramadan

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Visiting Morocco during Ramadan

Ramadan in 2013 starts on 10 July and ends around 8 or 9 August. We can’t be more precise because it depends on sighting the moon.

So should you venture into Morocco during Ramadan? There’s no reason why not, and the insights you’ll gain into the people and culture will enhance your experience.

What you need to know

*The lunar month of Ramadan is a time of fasting during daylight hours and eating and partying at night. Behind the fast is a reminder ...

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