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Meknes Medina

Meknes, Morocco
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Meknes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
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Pisa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you are going to spend some days or weeks around the Morocco, I suggest you to start from this medina: it is less crowdy and labyrinthine, so you can understand little by little what it means lost yourself in a medina. It prepared me for the Fez medina and, trust me, you need it!

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Revere, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

definitely stop here for all souvenirs, if your flying out of casablanca airport you will find the same exact items at 10 times the price. and like everything in Morocco all the people come out after dark to avoid the heat. so if you dont mind a little heat shopping in the day is best cause the medina is a... More

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Porto, Portugal
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228 reviews 228 reviews
65 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Beside the souvenirs that can be bought in here, visiting the food market is also interesting. The colors and sound the smells, are a unique experience.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

… but coming from Fès it is rather disappointing. I found a lot of cheap stuff in the shops but not, or only seldom good quality handcraft. Prices generally seem lower than elsewhere (as far as one can tell…) but I missed the workshops. In contrast to my usual thinking, the larger shops seem to be more interesting here. It's... More

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Glen Ellen, California
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Medina was typical of what we found in Morocco but evenings in the plaza were very interesting with so many local events and not just tourist attractions. There were groups around men selling all sorts of things and large groups of locals paying to play games for a chance to win something like an old fashioned small town fair,... More

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Meknes Medina is a great starter or introduction to the medinas of Morocco. It's more manageable than Fez or Marrakesh and not as overwhelming - but it still has more than it's fair share of charm and treasure. For instance, seeing parents picking up their kids from a school that's inside those narrow streets was fascinating and filled us with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Having an amazing time. Good food plenty of entertainment. Loving it....... still two weeks left total bliss

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New Jersey
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

During our recent visit to Morocco, my wife and I visited Meknes and enjoyed a stroll through the medina. This medina is busy, but the walkways are wider and the atmosphere not as frantic (in the best way possible) as the medinas in Fes or Marrakech. As with all of the medinas in Morocco, the ancient walls are massive and... More

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Hobart, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
31 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This medina was our first and had to be seen to be believed. From the fascinating doorways, the tiny back carpentry workshops and sewing rooms to the large square with snake charmers and cultural music

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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Very small and compact, but very interesting. The food and spice stalls are very different and photogenic. Well worth a visit.

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