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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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The Medina in May was not overrun by tourists as I'd expected and it was good to see that many of the shops, cafes and restaurants are catering for the local population. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Medina in May was not overrun by tourists as I'd expected and it was good to see that many of the shops, cafes and restaurants are catering for the local population. The shopkeepers were friendly and pleasant with very little pestering as we wandered around. 'Smile - you're in Fes' was written on the wall outside the Bab Boujloud... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I did not like the Medina of Fez at all. It is the most unwelcome and hostile place that I have ever visited. Maybe it is better if you walk with the guide but we decided not to use one. The Medina is very dirty, full of rubbish and the donkey poo. However the biggest problem are the people. On... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It's big, complex, and very interesting. You can navigate it yourself if you are careful and compass/map competent. But a half-day guided tour might be a good idea.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The medina (old walled city) in Fez is just amazing. It seemingly goes no forever. The twisty, turner streets and walkways are a wonder at every glance. The tannery section is just amazing. People are still curing and tanning leather in outside vats using techniques that are probably a thousand years old. Don't buy anything in the medina. The merchants... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The medina is original and has been around since 891. You will have to experience the intermixed butcher shops with trinket stands. A must see experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

You will get harassed and lost in the Medina just like any other market. I suggest getting a guide for a day to tour the Medina and safely travel. After you learn everything from your tour guide venture out the next day and you will feel much more comfortable getting around and harassed by vendors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It's difficult to find a more welcoming old medina than that of Fez. Enter from Bab Rcif, passing through the plaza, through the narrow path and over the bridge to your left onto Seffarine Square. You will be in the center of the crafts district where you can experience without worry the narrow city paths that take you past brass,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Historical feeling on Medina. We have a guide. Without him, it will be a little confuse becouse you can easly go wrong. you must see also place where they colored and prepare leather skin to the final product.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Make sure you do this one with a city guide who can lead you through the maze of streets and point you to all the sights and good shopping. We loved the authenticity of daily life in the medina. Our guide took us to the tannery (we bought 5 poufs!) and the ceramic shop, o the different mosques and all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The Prof and I had a personal guide who took us through lots of little streets and alleyways. Kalims passion and knowledge for Fez was amazing. We would certainly have got lost without him. He pointed out little details of architecture that you would not normally notice on your own. So much work is being done to restore the medina's... More 

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