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Medina of Fez

Address: Central Fez, Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #1 of 31 Attractions in Fes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: The city’s ancient quarter is an intricate maze of streets lined with open markets, shops and mosques.

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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The medina of Fez is the most wonderful one we have seen in Morocco, but you really need a guide your first day there. Otherwise you will certainly miss nice sights and definitely get lost. The second day you will then be allright. Also take your time to see nice views outside the Medina!

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Wirral
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Very busy, no hassle from local traders. Plenty of local produce on view but some repetition of wares.

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Victoria
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Dirty, shortage of decent restaurants, over priced...no endearing charm. Constantly being hustled is annoying. 2-3 days is enough.

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Norrkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

What a place! We thought that the Medina in Marrakech was huge but this place beats them all. We were in a guided group with extra followers to keep track of us all. You don't want to wander off in here. The lanes and alleys are small, very small and you can't call them streets. You have to watch out... More

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Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Colors, smells, animals, people, what's not to like? It is literally another world for all occidental people, you can't miss it. Just a small note of what you may find disturbing: - the smells can be BAD; - merchants are very aggressive and insistent, don't be afraid of saying no (BTW base prices for the same objects are doubled in... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The Fes Medina is a truly unique experience! The sights, sounds, smells, colors, tastes...all over-the-top! The souks seem much more authentic than those in Marrakech. Real hand laborers working on their wood carvings, filigreed silver lamps, shoes, handbags, jelabas; real cooks dishing out soups and breads. Donkeys and handcarts in the little alleys only - thankfully no noisy/smelly mopeds. Just... More

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Wemeldinge, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We just got back from 4 days in Fez and stayed just off the Talaa Seghira in the heart of the Medina in Dar Eva. Maybe the City of Morocco tourist board reads these reviews? It was clean and friendly only the tanneries smelled horrible. The streets were washed every night and I won't deny Morocco is a dusty place... More

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denver, co
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Take a guide -- or you will get lost! Great time! Many sites, smells and sounds. Be prepared to barter (better yet -- have your guide do so)

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Richmond VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Like most of Morocco's medinas, the Fes Medina is a labyrinth of small alleyways -- you'll need guide. We had a map, and it was useless!

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Lacoste, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Fascinating and exotic. People were polite and helpful. We got lost many times but always managed to find our way home with the help of locals who kindly pointed the way.

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