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Fes el-Jdid

Address: Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #21 of 35 Attractions in Fes
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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510 reviews 510 reviews
323 attraction reviews
612 helpful votes 612 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We had travelled across Morocco (Marrakesh, Meknes and Fez) and having travelled around all 3 cities this was the only area we had to deal with a very agressive "guide". We had wandered through the park, past the Royal Palace and into a reasonably attractive market area. It started with a couple of guys pointing us towards the Synagogue. We... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Armed with the guide book "Fes guide: The Thematic Tourist Cicuits" me and my husband started at the "Bab Sammarine", in the oldest Jewish quarter in Morocco. We were quickly joined by a taxi driver who proceeded to lead us to the synagogue (2 x 20 Dhs) and cemetery. Even though we had wanted to find our own way, it... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Is good to know not only the Medina but the Melá, the ancient jewish settlement with constructions very different from the houses on the old Medina. Be careful the vendors sell to you with different prices from the marked.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Just a 5 minute walk from bab boujeloud. The streets are wider, less tourist shops and a lot to see. The jewish cemetary is nice, as well as the royal palace at the end of the area. Great to get away from the medina. Will only take 3-4 hours to explore.

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Melbourne Australia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
37 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

el Jdid (or Djadid) means "the new" and many old cities in Morocco have a new part and rough rule of thumb means anything built outside the old medina walls. New Fes is nowhere near as interesting to visitors as the old parts of Fes.... In particular the medina. For anyone visiting Morocco with a limit to their time, far... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Not many tourists visit the Jewish neighborhood, Mellah, and I feel is a great testimony of the culture richness of Fes.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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142 reviews 142 reviews
82 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I would recommend not to miss the Jnane Sbil garden and the Noria, then definitely the Mellah and the Royal palace entrance. It takes less time than Fes el Bali and is less confusing, with less hassle.

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Panoramic views from the roof of a riad doesn't really do this place justice. You just have to get in there and get your hands dirty. Complex and fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

we loved the Moroccan handicrafts with beautiful carpets and fabrics of all kinds.little concern is the taxis.il are very dificult to find

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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This part of the medina wasn't renovated, as the main part of teh medina was. It's not in very good shape, and seems a bit dodgy in some places. The old Synagogue is also a bit of an anti-climax. Kind of interesting, but not unmissable if you're short on time

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