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Medina of Fez

Fes el-Bali | Central Morocco, Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #1 of 30 attractions in Fes
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Rangiora, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I've been to this Medina twice, once in 1974 as a young fellow and again last year, ageing a little. The Medina hasn't changed in 40 years but my attitude to it has. This time I found it to be quite claustrophobic, nevertheless just as interesting. We had the services of a local guide who showed us through for a... More

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NSW AUSTRALIA
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172 reviews 172 reviews
57 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

On our first day we had an official guide organised by our Dar, he was a nice guy and the day spent with him meant we could confidently explore the souks on our own the next day. You need to state firmly if you do not wish to be taken to carpet shops etc The Medina was a feast for... More

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Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
9 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This place is the authentic Morocco experience. You wind through sometimes impossibly small corridors and mix and jostle with the locals. You are confronted by the impossibly small and cramped working conditions of the local merchants and craftsmen. You will see sights that give you a visceral urge to convert instantaneously to vegetarianism including like camel heads, debrained cleaved goats... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Get a day guide to help you navigate the areas if it's your first time, it is really a huge confusing maze. The medina here was really interesting as it was something very different for us city folk (and what we are used to). It has its own tenants, schools, shops, markets, tanneries, etc all for the locals and tourists... More

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Ra'anana, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I loved the variety of foods, though I didn't buy anything, Everything is so colorful, which I love so as far as I am concerened it is a photographer's dream. You can get your personal view of things. I felt very safe walking around in spite of the crowds.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

What an experience! When we first arrived and were picked up by someone from the Dar, we were totally disoriented, and we're very thankful to be following someone, and also not pulling our cases along... They had been loaded onto a trolley. It was Friday, and so the medina was quiet, with almost everything closed. What a difference the next... More

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Bilbao, Spain
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This for sure is one of the best examples of a medieval city in the our modern world. The places, the shops, the tanneries , the Medressas and everything there was just amazing. But as seniors we were very exhausted afterwards. We do recommend at least 2 full days there.

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Karachi, Pakistán
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The Medina, a hundreds of years old walled city has some fascinating mosques and historical buildings. But despite its age it is a living city where people live, work and do commerce.

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detroit, mich
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100 reviews 100 reviews
21 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

It's noisey,smelly,pushy,crowded,and filthy yet I loved wandering around the maze of alleyways and peering into the many shops and watching all the people. A tourist is fair game for the local hustlers so on the second day I wore a jalabba and sandals and had very little hassle. There are some amazing shops and many true artistic craftsmen and it's... More

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Atlanta, GA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

To say the Fez Medina is hugh really doesn't do it justice. It goes on and on, and there are sights to see everywhere. Shopping galore. This is really old Morocco.

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