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Fes el-Bali

Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #2 of 33 Attractions in Fes
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining
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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Wonderful to walk along and see all the locals going about their business. it is very busy and chaotic but it is great fun to be part of it all.

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Naples, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Medina of Fez is different drom the others Medina in Morocco. Is well managed (better of the average of Morocco) and is welcoming for the tourists. There are a lot of signals and indications for find the most important sights. This is very useful because is very wasy to lost inside the Medina because it's the most Medina of... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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115 reviews 115 reviews
59 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It is a maze of streets(over 7000) and you can easily get lost. After doing the Medina in Marrakesh, we decided to get a guide this time. This was a great choice. He showed us areas we would have never found and took us to shops we wanted to see for buying Moroccan gifts. Stay in the Medina at a... More

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Zagreb
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A maze of narrow streets full of colorful, tiny shops, very crowded. It is easy to get lost, be careful if you go on your own. We were with a guide and only covered limited sections on our own during the lunch break. Try some local delicacies made of various nuts, We saw a camel's head - not a pretty... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Fes is beautiful city and very clines there is city of Culture. Scientific I hope to come back to fes I very nice city and beautiful and people very helpful

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Bangalore, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The sight, the crowd, centuries old madrasas and tanneries still functional. Hire a guide, else there are good chances of getting lost in the medina which has 9500 streets

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378 reviews 378 reviews
97 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A city of old and new contrasts, both very interesting. Within the old part, and the Medina, there is something of interest around every corner. Perfectly safe to walk around without a guide, but obviously a guide can provide local knowledge.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We had tickets with Royal air Maroc at nearly midnight from Casablanca to Fes. When we reached from İsranbul to Casablanca it was afternoon , so there was a train from the airport to Fes, instead of waiting for the flight for hours we just jumped on the train. On 23rd of May in the morning when we went to... More

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Miami, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

People tell you will get lost over there and that you need a guide. You can do it on your own if you have the time. This is not a place where you come in and out quickly, there are lots of things to see and as in all Morocco you need to negotiate everything unless you are willing to... More

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Rennes, France
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We (me and my girlfriend) arrived first in Fes and experienced the hardest medina we've been in (we visited Rabat and Marrakech). First, from the airport to the hostel in the north-east part of the medina was 150 dirhams at 9:30 PM. If you go there, visit the Tanneries, very interesting place but be prepared to pay someone (a guide,... More

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