|UNESCO #170 - Medina of Fez - MOROCCO|
Monday, July 15, 2013
Fez - MOROCCO - UNESCO #170
My first card from Morocco! One of my mother best friends went on a holiday trip to Saidia and my sweet mother gave her my address and asked for her to send me some postcards. Thank you very much Fernanda for your attention and care - I love this card from Fez and because it is a UNESCO site, it raises my collection to 85 down, 896 to go.This postcard took 9 days to arrive!
Founded in the 9th century and home to the oldest university in the world, Fez reached its height in the 13th–14th centuries under the Marinids, when it replaced Marrakesh as the capital of the kingdom. The urban fabric and the principal monuments in the medina – madrasas, fondouks, palaces, residences, mosques and fountains - date from this period. Although the political capital of Morocco was transferred to Rabat in 1912, Fez has retained its status as the country's cultural and spiritual centre.