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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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Strolling through the ancient medina

The souks in the Medina of Fez are an assault on the senses, visual, olfactory and aural. Scores of tiny shops wend throughout the narrow alleys. Only downside is occasional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The souks in the Medina of Fez are an assault on the senses, visual, olfactory and aural. Scores of tiny shops wend throughout the narrow alleys. Only downside is occasional overaggressive salesperson or the friendly yet persistent young children who offer you directional services.

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Must do. But with a guide. I've never ever had trouble finding my way around a city, and thought Marrakesh was fairly easy to figure out. Fes is 9500 streets!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

There is no way of getting around it: the medina of Fes is a complete labyrinth. Get a guide who knows their way around before attempting it yourself. I am normally incredibly good at navigating around new cities when travelling; yet after four days in Fes I was still getting lost and not being able to find where I wanted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

The Medina is a maze of narrow streets and donkeys. Ive got lost with my friends, but it was the fun part. We was wandering, up - down finding amazing things like the most delicious food ever and great wine. A must see experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were very excited to explore the Medina, but as we didn't speak Arabic or French communicating was difficult. Most people were very rude and pushy, literally pulling us into their stores. As the sun went down we could not find our way out of the Medina we asked for directions from many locals all gave us wrong directions and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Definitely worth having a guide, for both the history but also the confusion of the souk. A labyrinth of sights and sounds and smells. The history of the city and the fact that is is still very much a working city is unbelievable and worth the time to explore and hear about it. The shopping is on the more aggressive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Cause it's awesome. Cannot go to Morocco without going here. An absolute thrill walking through the different areas, wood carving, metals, silks, foods, cheap western touristy items, the leathers, could easily and happily get lost there. There's just so much to see, smell and experience, almost recommend getting a guide because you miss out on so much if you don't... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A visually stunning experience, with hundreds of narrow alleys to explore. Lots of strong smells in the markets, particularly around the meat stands. We spent one day with a guide and one day on our own. As we wandered through the streets we got thoroughly lost, but when we were done for the day it was pretty easy to find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

For me, this is a real Moroccan experience! Leaving the 2 main streets full of touristic shops and go in the deeper Médina. Then, walk, and turn left and right whenever you like the street. You will have to make a lot of U-turns because it is a real and big maze, but it worth it! It is also a... More 

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Nimbin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stayed at a riad in the heart of the medina, so we spent almost all of our time in Fez here. It was fantastic. it is like a trip back to the middle ages with the fascinating maze of marrow streets crammed with tiny shops, markets, cafes, workshops and beautiful historic buildings. it is surprisingly cool and shady in... More 

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Address: Address: Central Fez, Fes, Morocco
Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Fes-Boulemane Region  >  Fes

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