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Meknes Medina

Meknes, Morocco
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Meknes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
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Bethesda, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Always interesting with a small manageable souk. Went to a great rug store, Palais de Mansour. Mint tea - saw different rugs than we had seen elsewhere. Wrapped it up to go. Easy to work with, spoke some english. Good prices!! Food part of souk was easy and interesting as well.

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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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131 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

No need to go here if you have seen the medinas from marakkez, fez and cassablanca. Medium size medina of no special interest

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New Jersey
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93 reviews 93 reviews
28 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a medina for the people who actually live in Meknes, with non-touristy items for sale. It's a place to see how real Moroccans live and shop.

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Pisa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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240 reviews 240 reviews
70 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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