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Address: Meknes, Morocco
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Experience Morocco: Visit a Souq and Cook a Tagine in Marrakech

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Compared to Fes this Medina is more civilised and easily accessed without a guide. Perhaps the choice of goods is lessened but the ability to easily get around is a joy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Compared to Fes this Medina is more civilised and easily accessed without a guide. Perhaps the choice of goods is lessened but the ability to easily get around is a joy.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Of all the Medina's I visited in the 3 weeks in Morocco this is one of my favourites. It has an excellent food area specialising in Olives soaked in lemon, meat, fish and spices. For a tourist this presented a rich and engaging experience. I bought more here than any other market in Morocco. Australian customs here I come

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Rabat, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Basically, the Meknes medina is what Fes would be without tourists. You don't get hassled, and everything is very old, but the preservation efforts don't seem to be as apparent either. This is a very nice area to walk around, and folks are plenty friendly in case you get turned around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The general square is beatiful and the smaller and less touristy version of the one in Marrakech. Meknes is a nice city, although the medina itself is like any other in Marrakech and not too interesting

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This review is quite late. I booked a room in one of the riads within the Medina to get a genuine feel of the Old Town and I was not disappointed. Meknes Medina is a large maze and getting lost is part of the fun. The shop keepers were friendly especially to foreigners. I purchased traditional pottery from one of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Having our Riad based in the centre of the Medina was a huge bonus, we stepped outside our front door to the hustle and bustle of the Medina. Its was much more enjoyable (even though we were only in Meknes for one night) than Marrakesh. the traders were just as vocal and yet more pleasant to deal with.. no hard... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

A very authentic medina with snake charmers and entertainers. We could watch it all while sitting in the open cafe with a mint tea. The only negative was the pressure from pushy street sellers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

You'll find Meknes medina to be quieter and a little more peaceful than the ones in Marrakech and Fes, although it can be equally stressful because of the merchants that can and will annoy you in order to sell you something, but that's part of the game. A little tip: buying their beautiful handmade objects is a must, but remember... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Was fun there I am going again with my son.i give 10+and will go see more place and to the beach this time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We stayed in Fes most of the time, it was incredible to go to Meknes and experience something less busy, more quiet and generally more relaxed. Maybe a snake charmer is cruel to animals, and you need to push him back so he doesn't force you to wearing a snake, but it's still more quiet than Medina in Fes!

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