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Old Medina of Casablanca

North-west corner of Place des Nations Unies, Casablanca, Morocco
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Ranked #8 of 31 Attractions in Casablanca
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Toronto
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The Old Medina, next door to the New Medina in Casablanca, is very close to several large hotels: Sheraton, Hyatt, Golden Tulip, Royal El Mansour. It's the original ancient Jewish quarters, otherwise known, as the Mellah, now occupied mainly by Arabs who took over. Traders sell their foods, very narrow alley-ways, but venture with a friend. I got a haircut... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Bright, colourful and interesting place to visit. I enjoyed seeing the various handiwork on display.

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Turku, Finland
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153 reviews 153 reviews
53 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Well, if you've been in the souqs of Marrakesh, Meknes or Fes, this might be a small disappointment, but still worth a visit. If this is your first visit to a medina in Morocco, it's a good and safe introduction. The area is quite small and you don't have to worry about getting lost as eventually you'll find out of... More

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I don't know whether it was because we visited it in the middle of their festival of sacrifice but there wasn't much to see.

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Perth, Australia
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Like all medinas this is the place to see the old city with it's souks, artisans and winding shady streets. A wonderful experience of sights and smells.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I have been to many many markets around the world. This one seemed a little tame. That said it was the day before a religious holiday. Just felt like there was nothing special to see it experience. We walked around a lot to find something different but it all just seemed the same. No one gave us any hassles so... More

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Ankeny, Iowa
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I completely understand why the medinas were built to confuse invaders....it's easy to get lost! At the same time, it's a great way to learn more about the culture and meet local people. Have small currency on hand....breaking a 200 dirham note will be difficult. Cash is a must....no credit cards around. Also watch for the motorcycles.....move to the side... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were taken round the old Medina by a very knowledgeable guide and so very much enjoyed the experience.

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England, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We travelled pretty much all over Morocco, including Fés, Marrakech and Rabat. We found that the items on sale here were so much cheaper than Marrakech, and the variety of items to see were amazing-I found myself stopping at nearly every stall! The stallholders were very friendly. Wish we had stayed longer in Casablanca.

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Kuala Lumpur
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

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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