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Medina of Fez

Fes el-Bali | Central Morocco, 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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Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I brought a guide with me who I met in another city. OMG - had I arrived on my own - faced with the prospects of exploring this gigantic spaghetti bowl on my own - I would have been horrified. In fact, I had airbnb accommodation booked for three nights "in the heart of the medina" - 20 minutes walking... More

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NJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Get a guide to this medina!!! You will get lost!!! Lots to see! Wee worth the money so you can enjoy the sights and not end up going around in circles!

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Nis, Serbia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I know that many people see this medina as the best in Morocco, but... I have been to many places in Morocco and nowhere I felt so scared and unsafe as in this medina! I couldn't wait to get out of it and never enter again. I stuck with new city and hills around. Maybe with a guide or something,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
17 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

350,000 people and not a car in sight - everything works and the sense of community is obvious Far far less touristy than marrakesh and is a far different and I found better tourist experience Make sure you include Fes on your morocco trip plans

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orange county california
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The choices of merchandise and the ability to see things being made there. This is the most "real" experience of an old world bazaar I have ever been in, and I've been to Turkey, Dubai, Egypt, etc. Be careful as it's very easy to become lost and totally disoriented.

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Unlike Marrakech, this is a working medina. People go about their business and not much nagging. Please do take a guide the first time. It is vast. They show you the unique places, the zillion varieties of dates; the tannery from roof top; the camel meat shop (a camel head in front of it); the saffron place etc.

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New Haven
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Visiting (and staying in) the medina was quite an experience. I truly felt that I was getting to experience some of "real" Morocco, especially once getting deeper inside. I arrived at my rental home led by a guide and attempted to leave on my own the following morning. I was lost within 3 minutes, and after 15 minutes of searching... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Beware of pedlars my friend was spat at, but fantastic bargains to be hash rest for leather and you must visit the tannery

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Casablanca, Morocco
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Seriously, it's Fez. What else are you really going to do in Fez that is nearly as awesome as the medina? I would highly recommend hiring a tour guide because the medina is a maze. You can get easily turned around and lost in this inner city-- it's that huge! Be careful though, many of the guides that can be... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great old town feel. The leather tannery was a very different experience. Bought a couple of Moroccan carpets. Good shopping.

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