I had been in Meknès for four days, and now I was moving on to another imperial city, Fez. I traveled there on the excellent Moroccan rail system.
Like Meknès, Fez is 5° west of London but it looks like what I imagine old Central Asian cities would look like. I stayed in the medina, the walled old city.
The main streets of a medieval city like Fez lead from the primary city gates to the main mosque, at the center of the commercial district. There are two such primary streets in Fez, I explored both of them.
Two madrasas or religious schools are spiritual and architectural highlights of Fez, and they are open to non-Muslim visitors.