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Fes el-Jdid

Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #19 of 30 attractions in Fes
Type: Neighborhoods
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
33 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
81 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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belgique
2 reviews
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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DC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Dallas, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

This is not a touristic place, and since I am more of a culture tourist than buildings and sites, I liked the new Fez very much. I stroll the streets, and sat on coffee shops and ate where Moroccans eat. So, for me it was a must and I don't think you have seen Fez and its people if you... More

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