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Address: Meknes, Morocco
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Langkawi, Malaysia
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Langkawi, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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