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Fes el-Bali

Fes, Morocco
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Ranked #4 of 32 Attractions in Fes
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining
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Zagreb
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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New Providence Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Dangerous place to walk around especially if you are alone... Side to the harassment from every other young man and the criminals swarming the city generally it is not worth coming going.... The city is full of criminals and harassment. It is unsafe walking alone and little local young guys gang up to harass you until you give them money...... 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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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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362 reviews 362 reviews
92 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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