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Medina of Fez

Central Fez, Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #1 of 33 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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Manila
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Its an overload to the senses. From the visuals of the stalls, the people and the smells and colors to the craziness of the trading, hauling and transporting... the medina is just a wonderful moment to experience

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Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Medina is one of the best attractions for its color, its people, the delicious smell of mint tea, it was fun to visit, of course find everything to buy or eat

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our time walking, shopping and talking our way through the medina. Busy, yes. Safe, yes. Quality, yes. Diversity, yes. Not as large as Marrakech, but much more pleasant to walk through and enjoy the experience. Maybe we came away with a bargain, maybe not, but it was fun and we feel good about what we purchased. The quality... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

The medina of Fez is absolutely another world compared to modern standards. Artisan is the word for the place, in everything they do. And you can find almost every item you would possible want, as long as it can be fabricated by someone who would live 500 years ago. However, the medina would be a better place if you could... More

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
21 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Built in 9th Century with some 9000 little narrow streets and 100K people living in it, Fes medina can be too much sometimes. It is authentic with real peoples' lives happening around you, not just touristy place. You can easily get lost, but still pretty easy get back on the track, as there are two main streets that go through... More

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Batu Gajah, Malaysia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Plan ahead if you want to do it yourself - it's possible to do so if you got a smart phone and map well arranged. Anyway, you'll be approached by people who always offer to guide you; this can be annoying though it'll be easy if you politely refuse. The most used languages in town are Arabic and French.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

There is everything here clothes,shoes,silver,leather goods.If you go to the leather tanning section to view the vats from on high beware the smell is extremely strong.There are also quite a lot of works in progress around the medina so watch out for potholes etc. If you bargain well you will get some good results,it worth it and the traders love... More

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Tubac, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

The sights, sounds, smells of a long gone era continue in the thriving medina. A real cultural treat to explore but beware of narrow, winding paths that can really get you lost. Would suggest going with a guide, which we did. He was able to suggest the best places to buy, eat, etc. Well worth it.

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Philadelphia, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

The best place to see in Fez. Old-fashioned with even donkeys everywhere! It is a must for any tourist going to Fez. I loved the atmosphere here, and I would come back!

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

It is intense and huge. The medina is like a good old fashioned scary movie: you are never in any real danger, but it doesn't feel that way. It is incredibly easy to get lost in this labyrinth. Overall, it was a very fulfilling experience.

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