Videos tagged with "unesco"
Historic City of Fes (Fez) Morocco - Sam's Exotic Travels of 2011 [03:07]
Fes is one of Morocco's most historic cities - and well worth visiting, despite the fact that people in Old Fes dislike having their picture taken. Oh well, here's why it should be on your agenda: Fes el Bali (Medina of Fes) is the oldest and walled part of Fes, Morocco. Besides being famous for having the oldest university in the world Fes el Bali, with a total population of 156 000, is also believed to be the biggest car-free urban area in the world. Fes el Bali was listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1981. One of the most interesting sites in the Medina is the oldest leather tannery in the world, which dates back at least nine centuries. The tannery is composed of numerous stone vessels filled with a vast range of dyes and various odorous liquids. The tannery processes the hides (skins) of sheep and goats, turning them into high quality leather products. The Royal Palace comprises of 80 hectares of land and its compound includes beautiful gardens, mosques and also an ancient school for Koranic studies that whose origin can be traced back to 14th century. General public are barred from entering the Palace but they are even an impressive sight even from outside. The garden doors are famous for their Giant Brass knockers that were made by special artisans from Fes El Bali. The Palace is also famous for the golden doors. The palace was built in the 17th century and it is situated right in the center if Fes el Jdid. Part of it still serves as the residence of the ...
Tags: Fes, Fez, Morocco, UNESCO, World Heritage Site, Medina of Fes, Fes-Boulemane region, imperial city, Fes el Bali, walled city, leather souk, tannery
Place Djemaa el Fna [00:26]
Night in Place Djemaa el Fna, the central square in the medina of Marrakech, Morocco, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Tags: morocco, unesco, djemaa, marrakech, el fna, جامع الفناء
End of the Roman Road, Volubilis; Morocco [03:33]
Morocco's most impressive and atmospheric ancient site is the roman city of Volubilis. From the Riad Fellousia in Meknes we grabbed a filling breakfast and headed out of town. The riad can arrange a special taxi to see the ruins as well as the nearby town of Moulay Idriss, home to Morocco's most venerated saint. Originally a Carthaginian trading post in the 3rd century BC, Volubilis gradually became distant Roman base in the 1st century AD and marked the farthest extent of the Imperial road. It had been continuously inhabited for over 2000 years until the Lisbon earthquake severely damaged the site and Moulay Ismail's dismantling of the city's marble to use the Imperial City in Meknes. Situated in some of the most fertile plains in North Africa, Volubilis provided Rome with a substantial supply of wheat and olives.
Tags: Volubilis, Morocco, ancient, roman, ruins, UNESCO, world, heritage, art, architecture, Meknes, mosaic, forum, basilica, wanderlusts, travel, Fellousia, Riad, Moroc, Marruecos, geography