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Old Medina of Casablanca

North-west corner of Place des Nations Unies, Casablanca, Morocco
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Ranked #7 of 31 Attractions in Casablanca
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Kuala Lumpur
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Nice to walk and see the local stuff. good place to find the souveniers. u can bargain the price but i find it bit expensive.

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Casablanca, Morocco
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Do people know that the rubbish is collected daily (or in some areas several times daily) in Morocco instead of weekly or fortnightly as it is in filthy, dirty Western countries? No, I thought not. As for hassle, try Marrakesh or Fez which is what one actually calls hassle. The Old Medina of Casablanca is a lovely, gentle introduction to... More

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I took part in a tour, which was fascinating. Then ventured into the first layer of stalls by myself. I was perpetually hassled and felt very unsafe. The store holders may have trying to be friendly, but you could not give anything a second glance or walk past slowly without being harangued. Most if the shops seemed to be held... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I accidentally wandered through the Old Medina walking back to my hotel from King Hassan II mosque - and picked up my pace the second I realised my error. This area is for locals only or the brave-hearted. It's dirty, no actually it's filthy and non locals attract unwanted attention. Fortunately it was mid morning, and I just kept my... More

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Casablanca is not that rich with places you should see, but a place like the Old Madina is worth visiting.. a lot of hand made stuff can be bought from there.. but if your plan includes Marrakesh or Essaoura, just don't waste your time shopping from Casablanca.. all the good stuff are coming from Marrakesh.. but you really gonna enjoy... More

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Lliria, Spain
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you are looking for bargains, this is the place to find cheap items but you get what you pay for. Unlike the souk's in Marrakech you are not harrassed so much but you must be prepared to haggle.Don't accept the first price

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Vancouver, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
56 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Good market for a morning of afternoon stroll. Its defiantly not as great as other markets in parts of Africa/ Middle East. The smell of spices are fantastic, I had purchased some at the market, however they were much more expensive than I had anticipated. I also bought a beautiful hand painted Tagine. Its worth a visit.

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Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Lots of outdoor markets. We hired a cab driver for the day that gave us a city tour and dropped us off at the highlights of the city. It was well worth it

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Portland, Oregon
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231 reviews 231 reviews
132 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It's not as great as some of the medinas in Armenia, Uzbekistan, Takijistan but it's interesting. Very safe. Nobody bothered me even though I carry two huge pro Canon cameras with lenses. Friendly and fun

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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Extremely dirty with open urinals, stinking smell all over the place. I stayed in the city for around 3 months near the beach. Sometimes did visit the city, but found this area a big No No!

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