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Meknes Medina

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Private Tour: Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip from Fez
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Spiritual capital

Worth visiting and photo ops amazing at this splendid city. Mosques, mosaics, beaches, blue and white alleyways a fantastic experience( with a guide)

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Worth visiting and photo ops amazing at this splendid city. Mosques, mosaics, beaches, blue and white alleyways a fantastic experience( with a guide)

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Varese, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Meknes medina is too much. We enjoyed the beautiful monuments of the city like the prisons, the stable of Ismael, his mausoleum, the Coran school and the nice 1950's piazza in the new part of town with the 3 nice building: the post, hotel de ville and palace of justice. But.. But the medina is too much! Never saw sellers... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The best thing about the Meknes Medina, is you won't get hassled and its easy to navigate. Plenty of interesting things for sale, although not sure I'd buy any of the sweets, they were covered in insects!

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Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was our first medina, so we were impressed. Needless to say, it did not hold a candle to Marrakech and Fez. We were glad to see it and get the perspective, but it is a quick stop. It is not as commercial as the others. I wish we had spent more time shopping given it still retains its charm.

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Smaller than Fez, but wider streets. Easy to get around. Clean, no one hassles you. Plenty to see. A good way to contrast the hectic medina of Fez.

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New York City, New York, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The medina is ok, but nothing in comparison to Fes or Marrakesh. If you are here, why not, but not a reason to take a trip to Meknes.

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Bandar Lampung, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Old city in Morocco which has many relics of ancient buildings of King Moulay Ismail. There is one building a reservoir that was built specifically to accommodate water that can be used during the dry season. This reservoir in addition to functioning as a store of water, other functions as water attractions for residents. Many beautiful city gate in Meknes.

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Rabat, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

We were given a tour by our Riad host. At first after staying in Fez I thought ok another Medina. Our guide was perfect. She took us into small craftsmen that will not be able to continue their craft as family members are not following.Certain parts of the medina are becoming very westernised,but it is different to Fez as it... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It was so pleasant to stroll the Medina in Meknes without being pestered by "faux guides" and urchins. It is clean, covered and authentic. It still sells crafts made in Meknes such as the hand embroidery style brought by the Franciscan sisters to Morocco. The Medina also features the Meknes "Damascene" work--iron with silver thread hammered into the metal. I... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The Meknes medina is similar to that of Fes and Marakesh but on a smaller scale and much cleaner. It is less intense and better organized and the shop owners are less "persistent". It is a good place to buy the essential spices, soap, tea and jalabeya

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