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Fes el-Bali

Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #3 of 32 attractions in Fes
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The riad which is in an excellent location on the edge of the medina had a very nice courtyard but the rooms, whilst a decent size, were not very clean and lacked good fit and finish. It also has a water flow problem on the upper floors when those on the lower floors are using the showers.

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Bangalore, India
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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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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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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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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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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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Katonah, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Our family of four, including two young teens, all thought the old section of Fes was fantastic. Having initially booked three nights, we only stayed two as our trip to Morocco was short. If you can have two full,days, that is best. One day we had a guide, and the rest of the time, we explored in our own. Fantastic... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

You get some sense of urban life in the middle ages by walking through the medina of Fes. We were here on a day with a fair amount of rain and cold. We had a guide and were grateful for it. You turn a corner it looks drab then you go into a beautiful space with great tile work. Everyone... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Fes el-Bali is one of those places you're not sure if you like it a lot or not, but still a memorable place. Getting a day guide will really help you enjoy it more, especially if you're traveling with females. The heckling, "hello my friend!", "step inside here", "where are you from", "we shake hands now" etc. were A LOT... More

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