Attarine Medersa in Fez Reopens

ATTARINE MEDERSA  Morocco has a number of historic medersas, once used as schools for teaching the Koran. One of the most celebrated is the Attarine Medersa in Fez,  built around 1325 and marking a high point in the decorative arts of the Merinid dynasty, based on delicate mosaics created from fragments of glazed tiles, carved cedar wood and chiseled plaster work. Under the direction of the UNESCO and Morocco’s Religious Affairs Ministry, the medersa has undergone a 3-year restoration employing the same materials and techniques used to create the original nearly 7 centuries ago. Visitors can now enjoy this building’s beauty as it was intended to look by its creators.

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