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Medina of Fez

Central Fez, Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #1 of 32 Attractions in Fes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Traveler Description: The old Medina of Fez is not to be missed--truly an extraordinary place.  If you ever want to feel completely out of touch with the western world... more »
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Hermanus
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A welcome relief after Marrakesh. Shop keepers not so aggressive. Advisable to get a guide to take you as one could get hopelessly lost in the maze of narrow streets

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Todos Santos, Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Total overload of the senses. Take a guide for half a day before you venture out on your own. Amazing to see all the old trades still being worked at as if time has stand still here. Most impressive area; the tanneries, if you can stand the smells. Avoid the medina on Fridays because most places are closed.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Fascinating tour of the streets and alleys. Be warned - don't go at night unless you are with a guide!! No cars - donkeys are still used for trash pick up! Lots of renovation taking place. Cool tanneries - Terrasse de Tannerie at No 10 Hay Lblida Chouara, unbelievable!!! Great prices herevery accommodating - made a skirt for us in... More

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New York, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We loved walking all over the medina. It was a great afternoon. Glad we only did half a day because we were exhausted after 4 hours. The heat plus small spaces can get tiring. I am from Manhattan, so I'd like to think I am fairly city-savvy. I can't possibly imagine getting around the medina without a guide. Recommend booking... More

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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This medina has many parts - the former Jewish quarter, the residential quarters, each with a local bakery, mosque and shops, the food shops and the souks where you can watch traditional crafts such as copper making and fabric dyeing.

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Fountain Valley, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The medina is very interesting and one of the best that we visited in Morocco. If you are traveling to Morocco it is not necessary to visit every medina, but the one in Fes is worth seeing.

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Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

It is so great to get lost in Medina and find the way out )) We explored Medina several times and one day it seemed that we were absolutely lost in this different colourfull world

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Wandering through the narrow alley ways that you share with donkeys carrying huge loads and looking at all the wonderful local produce and crafts, the character of the medina transports you back to another age. It is life has stood still. Very similar to the old city of Jerusalem.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I visited Fez during my 2nd trip to Morocco. Friends recommended me Omegatour for day trips from Fez, Mostafa Lmamom was my driver, we went to Rabat, Atlas Mountains, Meknes, Volubilis and Chefchaouen. Mostafa was pleasant, polite, on time and had a wealth of knowledge about each place. My traveling in Morocco was an unforgettable experience. I would highly recommend... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A real life experience, out of your comfort level. See mini shops with dazzling amounts of gold, carpets, cloth, spices, leather and every other specialty. Narrow streets with no cars and donkeys used for transport. Multiple alleyways that make you lose direction after just a few turns. Every sight is a colorful delight for the eyes with unusual people dressed... More

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