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Address: Fes, Morocco
Activities: Dining

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Forget Marrakesh this is the real thing

If you notice the trend of reviews on this site, this is not a typical touristy spot. It is more real people going about their lives in a lively, enriching environment as they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
imdarkside
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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255 reviews 255 reviews
166 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

If you notice the trend of reviews on this site, this is not a typical touristy spot. It is more real people going about their lives in a lively, enriching environment as they have for centuries. You can not blame them for trying to sell you something as that feeds their families but this place is much lower pressure than... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I know it's famous, but ... easy to get lost, lots of work, not the friendliest, and of course there's always the stressful haggling. The more I go to Morocco, the more I want to avoid the old cities and spend more time in the new cities.

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Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

we had a great time in fez the capital of handycraft we enjoyed the artisans tour everything was spacial the food i wanna comeback soon

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New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Like in another world. You know you are in Morocco. All artisans amazing. Products include agave table runners, orange-label wool carpets, leather goodies from tannery, and julaba from local stores at haggled pricing is an unbeatable experience in Fes el-Bali. See the whole city from the mountain side a view protected by UNESCO as part of the world heritage site.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Nothing but dudes after your cash Travelled the world Hated it Have been to morrocco four times previous and ALWAYS had a great time Fes?? NOT WORTH THE EFFORT MORE great places elsewhere

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Westervoort, Gelderland, Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Fes el-Bali is really amazing! So many streets, so many shops. It is absolutely stunning that something like this still exists. You still have the smell and the ambiance of hundreds of years ago. It is definitely worth a stroll around the medina and just get lost. The only points of interest are actually the blue gate and the tanneries.

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USA
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204 reviews 204 reviews
52 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just wandering the alleys is worth a few days of your time. It is busy and crowded. Beware the 'guides' - they cause prices to rise. For those of you with walking issues, be advised there is a lot of up and down. The Chouarra Tanneries are a highlight.

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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It's the worst experience from the whole marocco trip. Many tourist trap. Feel unsafe. Many guys try to become your guide and when you refuse, they still keep following and asking for money. The medina is like a slam, dirty and complicated. Very hard to walk in without official guide. The atttactions are not interesting. I wish i read the... More 

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Tangier, Morocco
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is one of the oldest towns in Morocco. It's very genuine. However, there are many renovations these days which makes it impossible to visit some sites. Moreover, try to avoid those locals who want to show you the path as they might just rob you or try to sell you some handcrafts materials that are usually cheaper than what... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Make yourself lost in the Fes el-Mali, and soon you can learn your way through the maze. Make friends with the local, have some local delicacies, haggle with the shopkeepers and be wary of the false guides. Read Lonely Planet to get some pointers on what to buy and price of items. Get a good leather jacket, mine initially cost... More 

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