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Old Medina of Casablanca

Boulevard Mohammed V, Casablanca, Morocco
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Ranked #6 of 30 attractions in Casablanca
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Boca Raton, Florida
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156 reviews 156 reviews
87 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The corridors are narrow and crowded in places, but this medina is a riot of colors: pottery, clothes, shoes, jewelry, metalware, rugs, produce, spices, hanging meats, fish. And a cacophony of smells. Not as impressive as the souk in Marrakech but worth a visit nonetheless.

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Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

As a tourist you are a notable minority in this marketplace. As a blond woman travelling independently I have been warned about cultural immersion. I spent hours lost in the womb of the old medina and there were only two incidents that I batted away with assertive "I'm sorry, no thank you, don't grab me please, don't follow me". The... More

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Rome, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Oriental place full of people. You can buy suovenirs, spices, leather belts, great food... almost anything you can imagine!

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warwickshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I wanted to see the medina - I'd read some reviews that it was small and dull . I've never been to Marrakech so maybe by comparison that's true . But I thought it was fascinating . Wiggly windy alleyways punctuated by tiny little shops crammed with everything you would never use but will somehow be persuaded to buy ...... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We probably picked a bad time to visit as Ramadan had just started and the smell from the drainage work outside the medina put us off. The shop keepers were friendly enough and weren't pushy. Worth a visit if you're new to the souk experience.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was fortunate to be traveling with a French speaking colleague that helped me navigate through the narrow passages of this relatively back alley type set up with winding side streets. Poor quality of goods and many seemed to have been there a long time so there is clearly not a lot of movement of goods. This was clearly inferior... More

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Riffa, Bahrain
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had few rounds in this place, I couldn't find one shop that will sell you something that worth its price. The places is very crowded, and it's not secure at all. The quality of the products are low to average, and the prices are usually multiplied by 5 or 6 in order so you can bargain with them to... More

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Adelaide
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have visited many medinas and I found this one very disappointing. It was crowded, which is to be expected, with tiny alleys and shop keepers who either completely disinterested or overpowering. The goods were poor quality and very few were not imported. I found it quite sad really as it had an air of defeat about it unlike the... More

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Perth, Australia
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31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Casablanca medina is average at best. Doesn't have the grandeur, variety and sights of other medinas in morocco. Worth a visit if you are only in Casablanca and not seeing other medinas in say fez or Marrakech.

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Milano
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

As all the old Souq it s crowded and you need to be careful to security. Following certain tricks (no visible jewelry, no tie....) it is quite secure. There are plenty of shops that deserve visit. Not everything is original but the atmosphere is quite unique.

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