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Address: Fes, Morocco
Activities: Dining

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Fes rocks!

Fes el-Bali is actually the same as Medina of Fes, so the review I wrote there should say enough :-)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Tartu, Estonia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Worth to visit. Look down and learn to ignore. I recommend to take manual-GPS with you - real maze. Hold for helpers (locals, who try to lead the way).

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140 reviews 140 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Not sure why TA has two entries for the same attraction in Fes. Regardless, I wrote a full review under the Medina heading.

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Amsterdam
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Fes el-Bali is actually the same as Medina of Fes, so the review I wrote there should say enough :-)

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Montaren et St Mediers
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115 reviews 115 reviews
72 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Hopefully people will not get confused but the Fes el-Bali is just another name for the Medina on which we have already written a review. So please do take the time to read our review under the name of Medina Fes.

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Depending on the day of the week, you will view the tanneries filled with different coloured dyes ; ask for a terrace view from one of the shops of the Leather Street. The touts will be able to assist!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Amazing place!! The history is awesome! Pay the small fee for a guide, you need it and what you get out of it is really worth it.

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America
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you read somewhere that you do not need a good local guide, ignore it. You do need a guide to get around the medina. You can find the entrance but once you get inside you must know where to go. This is fascinating place with medersas, it is schools, mosques with some not allowed to enter unless you are... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Highly recommended. Choose your own (most practical/suitable) way to go, but go. Fes medina is a living museum, unforgettable experience, that will show you the past, present and future of menkind, architecture, manual work, manufacturin, textile, leather, metal, food. We decided to go on our own (private organization) from Rabat - there are frequent trains to Fes, it takes 3... More 

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California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

In Fes Elbali there are so many hings to see and to visit, this part is full of history. the streets are very narrow, the tanneries the mosques and the Medarsas are all so nice to see, for good visit to the old Medin of Fes you need to look for a guide to show you that places, for not... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
51 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The city has 2 medinas. El-Bali is where you want to stay in. The markets, tanneries, nice riads and mosques are all in El Bali. The new part of the city has nothing in particular that would be of interest for tourists. It's just a normal city.

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