We're off to see the Souk!
Posted by Heather Daveno, hatmaker, intrepid traveler on 4/19/2017 to Travels in Morocco
Wafi, our local guide for today, meets is in front of the Hotel Volubilis, and rides with us to our first stop. In the car he gives us a little history of Fez el Bali, the original medina-city. It is the second oldest city in the world after Jerusalem, and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1989. It lays claim to the first psychiatric hospital in the world, as well as the first surgical hospital, the oldest university and working library (established by a Muslim woman in 859) and the world's 3rd largest mosque behind Mecca and Medina. Wafi mentioned that a US flag marks their veterinary hospital, which was also founded by a woman.