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Culture in Fez

If Rabat is Morocco’s political centre and Casablanca is where the money is, Fez is about traditional culture. Explore the world’s largest car-free urban area with these tips to see through the kaleidoscope.
Nejjarine Fountain is one of 60 or more in Fez medina
COMPILED BY RORY GOULDING, WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM LORNA PARKES. PHOTOGRAPHS: JULIAN LOVE, JAN WLODARCZYK/4CORNERS

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Art Naji

(artnaji.com; 20 Ain Nokbi)

Ceramics are everywhere in Fez -from distinctive blue pottery to mosaics decorating fountains and riads. Art Naji is the place to see the real deal being made. Free guides at this professional centre will take you through the production process, including pot-throwing, hand painting and laying out of zellij (tilework) - it's a joy to behold. The potteries are about 500m east of Bab el-Ftouh, an easy trip in a petit taxi.

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