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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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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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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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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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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This Medina is baby when compared to the Medinas in Fes and Marrakech. This is one where it is impossible to get lost.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

So different from Marrakech and Fez, very much for locals and this added to its charm. We explored the food stall area, some strange and wonderful sights, I suggest that you only stop in the meat section if you have a strong stomache and don't mind blood and guts! The stall holders were very friendly and even invited us to... More

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

By far the most ornate of the Moroccan medina's. Compared with Fes, it's smaller, calmer but a lot cleaner!. It's certainly more friendly there are than the agressive hustle and bustle in Fes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Where to start...For the past 17 years i stay here..and throughout the years i become to love this city like it's my birth ground.... Meknessi are proud, easy going, and giving them selves to the fullest...compared to the other "big" imperial city's ...this is where you want to end your tripp.. No frantic scenes, just life how it is here... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Mostly local shoppers, few tourists, and the touts must all be in Fes, Marrakech and Essaouira!! It still has the old Fundouks, each having their own craft, and every week there are markets in the medina when the hill peoples come down into Meknes and sell their art and crafts. The local people here seem very sweet, and not jaded... More

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We hired a private guide/ Tout to take us around the old city. I paid him 50 Dh (about $6 US) He showed us around the old Koranic schools and showed us a number of residential Riads that just blew us away. He also, of course, took us to a couple of shops where we met some artisans and looked... More

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