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Address: | North-west corner of Place des Nations Unies, Casablanca, Morocco
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Smelly!

Let me start by saying the old medina walls stink of urine. But, inside, there are a lot of markets and stalls that i always find quite interesting. I got a lot of stares as a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 NEW

Let me start by saying the old medina walls stink of urine. But, inside, there are a lot of markets and stalls that i always find quite interesting. I got a lot of stares as a young Asian traveller, but you shouldn't have too many issues if you ignore them.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Medinas and souks, as a rule, are hectic. This one is no different. Narrow streets, tons of small shops and stalls, and people harassing you to look and buy. If you do show an interest, be prepared for a negotiation - if you don't, you are surely overpaying. Personally I preferred Marrakesh or Fes to the Casa medina, but it's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This area of Casablanca should be seen by visitors to appreciate the local area of real people and not just the tourist attractions. However once you have seen the area then it probably would not be on your list to revisit as there is not really a lot to actually look at to be of interest a second time. Is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The medina in Casablanca is a must see ONLY if Casablanca is the only place you will be going. It's small and (if you're a woman travelling alone) quite aggressive, and the prices for goods are much higher than elsewhere due to it being a tourist trap.

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Algiers, Algeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

made a quick hour-long stroll around the old medina before it was really waking up. Interesting and lived-in, not some fake affair for tourists. Bought tobacco (25MAD a box) and had a fresh orange juice (10 MAD)

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Kettering, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Winding lanes with small and large shops selling all kinds of shoes, leather goods and amazingly cheap brand name goods. Some pushy vendors.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

There's lots of things to buy and eat, although be careful that you don't get lost because there's so many small streets. Also beware of being overcharged.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Less harassing than Marrakesh for sure! But it's mainly contrefaçon and poor quality touristy items.

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Really enjoyed the fresh vendors and crafts here. Lovely flower arrangements available, also reasonably priced handmade souvenirs ( I bought two wooden boxes with pieced inlay for not much euros). Definitely worth a visit while you are in the area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It´s interesting how close are the popular shops around the world, normally you´ll find several stores selling Chinese or electronic products. Old Medina of Casablanca is not different but you also may find Moroccan articles but take care with price and quality. you must shall negotiate the item, remember their price sometimes is abusive then try to reduce until where... More 

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