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Address: Meknes, Morocco
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A Real Hassle-free Medina

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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Langkawi, Malaysia
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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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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I actually liked Meknes best of all the places I visited in Morocco. The medina is navigable and not very touristy, except in a few places. It is wonderful for early morning strolling when all is quiet and in the afternoon and evening when all is busy. Walk all the way around the palace area – it’s a good introduction... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Compared to the other big and highly commercialized medinas of other cities like Fes this is a small quaint one that gives you a feel of old time Morocco. I would recommend getting a guide who can help navigate the maze the medina is.

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Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Meknes is one of four royal cities in the history of Morocco, Its medina is enjoyable and easy to get around in. One of its old Jewish synagogues has been preserved and is open to the public. The medina is more low-key and its sellers less pushy than in some of the others in the country.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Meknes-Tafilalet Region  >  Meknes

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