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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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Fez, Amazing and Unexpected

The media of Fez is a must see. It is not just a shopping place for travelers, like the one in Marrakech. It has really people, doing real work. Many times I would look around and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The media of Fez is a must see. It is not just a shopping place for travelers, like the one in Marrakech. It has really people, doing real work. Many times I would look around and I was the only woman who was not covered. This is a place amazing and so different from the western world. It is full... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Do not get me wrong: Morocco people are among the most friendly people I met. However, in the Medina of Fes, these fake guides and teens are so annoying that ruin the whole experience of walking calmly on the narrow streets of Medina. Just hire an official guide (200 to 350 MAD), not because you may get lost but just... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wow, coming from a conservative country this has taken me completely out of my comfort zone. You need a quire as there are hundreds of alleys and you could get lost. Some great bargains but you do need to watch the haggling.

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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I loved the medina in Fez, much much nicer than Marrakesh. A lot of small things actually had prices, the shop owners were not as aggressive and it was much cleaner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The oldest and largest Madina in Morocco will give you a real authentic experience of the country, culture and food. Experience the craftmanship that are centuries old and still in practice today. I can only hope that this will be preserved for years to come.

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Eltville am Rhein, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Would be nice without all these annoying locals which don't understand the word NO and say you're impolite if you keep walking to avoid any conversation. Also if you agree that they take you somewhere for a price you choose. They always have a very concrete notion what you should pay. They also try to fool you and take you... More 

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Warwick, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is unbelievable. So many people, so much history, so many smells. Visit the tannery before it gets remodelled

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The medina is awe-inspiring! Truly a mystifying labyrinth. We felt very safe during the day and were not at all hounded to buy. Quite calming, actually. Yet, I must add that we were led by a guide that we just came to adore! He's an official guide and historian. We would not have been able to navigate the maze that... More 

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Ballinasloe, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Seeing as I'm arab I love arab markets and this one is no exception. The uplifting smell of spices, barbecued meat linger in the air as you walk down this market. take care to remember your track as it is big. Beutifull Moroccan goods can be purchased for good price, as well as good clothing and shoes. mahlaky ya al-maghrib... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A magical experience, rich in history, culture, art, smells, flavors, colours, sounds. I highly suggest a guide unless you speak the language. So much to see and so much to learn. I also went to (and stayed in) the Medina in Marrakesh but this Medina is undeniably the best.

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