You don't need to know everything about the place to have an amazing time in Fes, but you should have an idea about a few basic things before you set off.
If you need a little help getting your bearings, Rabat, the national capital, is 110 miles (177 kilometers) to the west. Also, Sefrou is 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the southeast.
The population of this area of Fes-Boulemane is nearly 950,000.
Spoil yourself with luxury at the Riad Ghita (52 Bouajjara, Bab Jdid) or the Riad Fes (5 Derb Ben Slimane Zerbtana). After all, it's not every day you go on vacation! If you're the sort of traveler who would rather spend all their time out exploring, a swanky suite may not be to your taste. Some terrific budget accommodations to look into are the Zalagh Parc Palace (Lot Oued Fes, Route de Meknes) and the Riad Fes El Bali (7 derb el Miter, Talaa El Kbira).
As you stand at the base of Bab Bou Jeloud, glance up and admire its artistry and sound structure. This lofty old monument deserves to be viewed from all angles. After more options? It's widely said that knowledge is power. With that in mind, you'll certainly feel more powerful after a day at Maison de la Photographie.