Rent a House, Riad, or Dar in the
Historic Medina of Fez, Morocco.
With Dedicated Concierge Services.
Hotel in Fez? Try a house! Fes, Maroc.
Stay in the Pasha Baghdadi Massriya
Royal Suite Apartment, Dar Bennis,
Dar Ben Safi, Riad Louna
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A Walking Tour of Dar Tisaa:
From the souk, one enters Dar Tisaa through the heavy original door and passes into a narrow, highly decorated entryway, with original zellij tile and a painted ceiling. Leaving the entryway, one steps into the towering central courtyard of Dar Tisaa. The eye is drawn upward, past the tiers of windows and balconies, to the carved and painted ceiling framing the covered iron grate high above.
Dar Tisaa's ground-floor courtyard, the wonderful primary living level of the house, has a gazing pool set into the marble and zellig mosaic patio. This space is framed on two sides by the two tall doorways of the ground-floor salons, the entryway to the delightful small tiled kitchen, and a stunningly-ornate fountain crevice with carved and painted ceiling, intricate mosaic and carved plaster.
From this level, the house expands upward by way of flight after flight of original zellij stairways, which lead to the three suites and their private baths, each decorated with wonderful and sometimes humorous finds from the souks. The huge master suite has a painted ceiling high above, stained glass windows that open onto the central courtyard and a door which gives onto the balcony high above the ground floor. In one bathroom, an olive jar functions as a sink. In another, one finds a pair of Moroccan barber chairs from the tiny barber stalls in the souks.
Continuing up from the suites, one reaches the roof terrace, which has
the best view of all the houses we know in Fes, a panoramic 360 degree
view of the Fes medina and the hills surrounding it. From here one can
see the hillside under the Merenid Tombs where the tanners lay the multi-colored
skins to dry in the sun. One can see the rooftop activity of all of Fes,
and the tall peak of Fes' guardian mountain, Jebel