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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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114 reviews 114 reviews
58 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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8 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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364 reviews 364 reviews
92 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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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35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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 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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