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Address: Fes, Morocco
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Fascinating maze

I walked around this old part of the city, looking at the craftsmen at work, beautiful wares on sale and delicious food to eat. I enjoyed my walks, shopped a little and regretted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Pune
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135 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I walked around this old part of the city, looking at the craftsmen at work, beautiful wares on sale and delicious food to eat. I enjoyed my walks, shopped a little and regretted the day I left this beautiful, historic part to continue my travel. A must visit for those who are in Morocco.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fes was our favorite place in Morocco. A stunningly beautiful and welcoming city with endless streets and alleys, great food and wonderful shops. We can't wait to return.

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Fes, Morocco
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38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ancient walled city of Fes that contains the wonderful medina, is, for me, the most wonderful place on Earth. Beautiful buildings, twisting winding, criss-crossing narrow alleyways and a sense of mystery and medieval living, not evident to this degree in any other medina in the world. A unique place, with handicrafts still practiced in the traditional manner of a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think that the median is one of the most beautiful places ever seen in the Arab world. It's bursting with life with different historical and religious monuments in a souq divided into different areas by product and food type. The only annoyance is the fact that you get harassed by local faux guides who do not leave you one... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Medina of Fez (Fes el Bali), is the largest living medieval city in the world and is considered as the most extensive and best conserved of all the Arab-Muslim towns in the world. The ninth century outstanding architecture, is an Unseco world heritage site, with numerous monumental buildings, mosques, medersa’s (schools) and tanneries. Old Fes, depicts a lifestyle and... More 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place runs as full speed, with bakers, tile-makers, butchers, salespeople, all vying for your attention and a wonderful hodge podge of locals and tourists filling the streets. Don't leave your lodgings without a guide or a map, or you'll be lost! Still, it's a great place to enjoy being lost. Find a cafe that caters to the locals, order... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a commercial area of the old city that is interesting to visit if you are looking for articles of craftsmanship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Daytime is non stop activities especially in the medina . I was always entertained by watching the people doing their work and living the lives in ways that only north African people do. It's charming in its own way and very thrilling on many levels .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A truly amazing experience to see such an ancient city and feel the life of Fes. Since it's so huge and quite a labyrinth I suggest having a guide take you around. A great guide can also take you to the kinds of places you want to see and to get good quality merchandise. I would highly recommend my guide,... More 

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1 Thank DPiatek
Hong Kong, China
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

it is the old part of the medina next to the Fez king palace and it is also what used to be the jewish part of it. That's the only place in town where you can see nice houses open to the outside.

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