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Medina of Fez

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Address: Central Fez, Fes, Morocco
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Description: The city’s ancient quarter is an intricate maze of streets lined with open...
The city’s ancient quarter is an intricate maze of streets lined with open markets, shops and mosques.
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The medina in Fes is far less touristy than Marrakech, but also far more easy going. I expected a rougher town than Marrakech with pushier salesmen and touts. What I found was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The medina in Fes is far less touristy than Marrakech, but also far more easy going. I expected a rougher town than Marrakech with pushier salesmen and touts. What I found was a town full of very helpful, lovely people and some great shops and food. Get lost in the alleys and see where you end up.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Getting lost and exploring the medina is part of the fun!! Just make sure you wear comfortable shoes you dont mind getting a bit dirty ;)

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rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This an an authentic feel of Morocco. The food stalls are probably as they were centuries ago with hanging camel head, pieces of leather hanging to dry, the donkeys pulling carts through the narrow street laden with goods and the cries of ended, ballet for watch out and be careful. The artisanship of all sorts is unbelievable and it is... More 

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Fes-Boulemane Region, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I was tricked by several Moroccans into purchasing things at a ridiculous price. Abdoullah Alami from the Youth Hostel of Fez found me an official guide. I did not get harassed ever again. Thank you Abdoullah. He also send me on a trip to the Sahara dessert for 3 days which was incredible for next to nothing..! Hope to visit... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Visiting the medina is an unforgettable experience. I can't imagine navigating the place without a guide, especially the first time you go. For such a densely populated location it is really quite clean. Be sure to dress appropriately. You need to have sturdy shoes. Women need to be dressed modestly..leave the shorts and skimpy tops in your hotel. Be prepared... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I just shook my head reading the poor and terrible reviews of this place. Whenever I travel somewhere, I read about what I am getting myself into. I visited this amazing place fully prepared because I read up on what to expect. This is a very densely populated, well-run place. Some people said it was dirty - couldn't be further... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was the largest old town and "kasba" we have seen until now in Morocco( Casablanca, Tangier, Tetuan). Very interesting , lively, noisy,colorful and full of smells. It is really easy and unpkeasant to get lost in the narrow streets, so my personal advise is to visit the place in a group, with a tour guide.( We have seen there... More 

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Toluca, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

A bit of a challenge in terms of navigating the streets, but that is part of its charm. The souks are organized in many "themes": one area dedicated to spices, one to clothing, one to crafts, etc. While overall you do feel safe, if you wish to feel more comfortable, make sure you dress discretely. And haggling is a must.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We found it easier to get around this medina versus Marrakesh' for some reason. A bit hilly though. Vendors in souk area not as pushy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Much more interesting than Marrakesh Medina. Easy to get lost, but after 2 days of walking we were able to walk from Bab Boujloud Gate to the Chouwara Tanneries without guide.

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