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Medina of Fez

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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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Hectic, colorful, loud.. its pretty cool.

We arrived fairly late so the Medina (our hostel was in it) and it looked like what happened in Silent Hill at night. It was really sketchy and terrifying. The next morning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We arrived fairly late so the Medina (our hostel was in it) and it looked like what happened in Silent Hill at night. It was really sketchy and terrifying. The next morning, things looked completely different. Very colorful and active, the labyrinthy medina was really neat. The only thing was that I do not do well in hectic environments. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

To start you have to have an open mind, the city is busy busy, people here hassle all they long. Be aware of people taking pictures of you (if you are in a tour) they come to your hotel the next day or hours later to sell them to you. Personally I don't like any one taking pictures of me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

It is an exciting place, tho sometimes a little claustrophobic, because it is narrow and there are lots of people jostling. The shoppers can be intimidating , one has to be firm with them, otherwise one would end up buying things one may not want or need. The art of bargaining may be learnt here. It is always fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The highlight of the medina was the tanneries. The ancient tanneries consist of stone containers filled with dyes and other liquids -- spread out below you like giant watercolors. The process has barely changed since medieval times, and you can watch it from a balcony in one of the leather shops, while holding a sprig of mint under your nose... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

fantastic experinece if you ignore the guides, a simple walk can led you to many different hidden interesting places where you will understand how importent tis medina is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The Medina of Fez worms its way into you until you become part of it and it becomes part of you. Just go into its bowels and just savour every moment! Watch out for donkeys though....and the occasional camel's head at a butchers stand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The Medina itself is likeaLabyrinth. It is fantastic to eatch the artisans at work and ofcourse you can buy their objects. Pity we could not make it at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Visiting this quarter is a fantastic experience that you're not going to forget easily. Don't be afraid of getting lost and just wander freely, exploring the numerous streets of the medina and their shops. But keep in mind some recommendations: -ignore children begging for money or pretending to be guides that can help you find your way; -be aware of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

It's amazing but very confusing! So get a guide to wander around and find some gems you would never find on your own.

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Bandon, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Fez is a proud city and the medina is a showcase of this. We really enjoyed meeting and talking with some of the shopkeepers and metal workers. The Fez medina also does not permit motorbikes which we really enjoyed.

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