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Medina of Fez

Address: Central Fez, Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #2 of 15 Shopping & Fashion in Fes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Other, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: The city’s ancient quarter is an intricate maze of streets lined with...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Other, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: The city’s ancient quarter is an intricate maze of streets lined with open markets, shops and mosques.
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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

very interesting but a strangely claustrophobic and intense place to go alone. there is a great deal of activity, loud and stange smells, all very intriguing but navigating it is a big headache. it is exhausting trying to find things, on top of haggling for them and then walking in the maze of the place.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The medina in Fez is amazingly full of life and a step back in time, several centuries. Unfortunately many of the craftsmen are the last practicing their craft, victims of globalization and lack of interest from a younger generation. We had a great informative experience with Fez Artisanal Tours / Culture Vultures. Their wonderful guide Sadiki walked us through many... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide, Driss, met us at our hotel and gave us a quick overview of the city before we set out. He had a map ready for us that highlighted all the unique medinas. Our tour took us all over the city, throughout medinas we would never have discovered or appreciated on our own. driss knew the history of... More 

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edinburgh
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The location was great but the staff seems more intent on selling tourist add ons than providing a friendly service

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Walking through the souk was amazing, all the different shops selling their goods. Potter shop was wonderful, watching all of the craftsmen make clay into wonderful pieces of crockery. Carpet shops were next, the Berber carpets were to die for, Disliked the smell of the souk, and the state of bathrooms and be expected to tip the person who cleans... More 

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Plano, Texas
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303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I have written over 170 reviews on Trip Advisor and believe in the power of feedback. I hope you find my review helpful. The Medina of Fes is grand. This is the real Morocco. Some shop keepers are pushy, but most are not. The price they tell you is always inflated because they expect you to bargain, Bargaining is not... More 

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Maple Ridge BC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Its the sights,the sounds,the smells ,you just have to be there to get it.Its a good idea to get someont to take you thru first time just so you dont miss anything.Its well worth a few bucks to hire a guide .You can go back yourself after that.They will tell you that you will get lost and probably will but... More 

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Vancouver
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Our trip to the Fez Medina was more than we had expected. Have travelled to many places and visiting historic sites, we were continually amazed by the medina. From the people to the shops, history, architecture and every day goings on in this living medina, it was a great experience. Fez is one reason we would return to Morocco.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Says it all really - this has to be by far the best Medina we ventured to in Morocco! The medina is very old and can be quite majestic when you get a chance to look up and can see the tops of the mosques, maderesa's & old buildings etc. The experience of the Medina was something else also -... More 

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Canterbury, Kent
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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

There are numerous alleyways, all of which are fascinating. I can imagine it may have more visitors in the summer, but all the local people use it, and it doesn't feel "touristy" at all. I can't haggle, but my daughter can and we came away with lots of bargains!

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