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Medina of Rabat

Rabat, Morocco
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4-Day Morocco Tour: Fez, Meknes, Rabat and Tangier
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Rabat
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Orlando, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If you are in Morocco and happen to be in Rabat, it is surely worth your time go go here. It is totally authentic and most people were very friendly, not what we encountered in Fez or Marrakech. However the Medinas in Fez and Marrakech are so much grander and so much larger, if you are going to be in... More 

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Washington DC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Medina of Rabat is where you can feel the rhythm of the city. In the morning all the vendors are setting up and the housewives are shopping for the freshest food. Most shops close around noon for several hours and again for afternoon prayers. In the evenings after dinner - everyone comes out for a stroll, families with children,... More 

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Port Vila
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The medina is not large compared to other medinas so it was easy to navigate and there seems to three main lanes for shopping. Just outside the main entrance to the medina are some cafes where you can sit (while having Mint tea ) and watch the world go by.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

It was really amazing! I just didn't like the fact that it was hard to just 'window shop', people were pretty aggressive in trying to sell stuff. Here you can read more about my time in Rabat and see some pictures: https://globalmuslima.wordpress.com/2014/11/22/rabat-and-the-beautiful-riyat/

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Nice walk on a sunny day, good shopping, easy to navigate streets. A bit unkept place and can be very crowded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Any amazing collection of smells, noise, people and goods. Time has stood still in the Medina for years and I can only think this is what one would have found 100 years ago. Streets and streets of people trying to sell their wares

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Full of stalls selling cheap plastic toys from China and many imitation designer clothes,shoes ,shirts etc and also fake watches and the latest Smart phones all fake but take your hats off to them for having the fakes in as fast as the manufacturers of the real ones - Samsung,Apple etc take note . Also food on display which I... More 

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Murray, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stayed in the Medina at Riad Kalaa and were in the center of things. Lots of fun restaurants and quaint eateries in the Casbah. The locals can be a bit pushy trying to lead you to a restaurant or shop they want you to shop at. We had one such tag-a-long who refused to take no for an answer... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Definitely not as chaotic as the medinas in Fes or Marrekech, Rabat's medina is laid out much more geometrically and is not as crowded as it's fellow Moroccan cities. Food stands, grocery streets, commercial districts, as well as residential areas all have their place within the walls. I stayed in a typical riad in the residential area (Riad Dar Zouhour),... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I enjoyed this medina - old streets, bright and painted - less commercial than Marrakech, less complex than Fez. Quite safe to just wander, get lost and find your bearings later. If its your first visit take care asking advice or you'll have acquired a guide who will want paying. Trust your instincts and dont worry about going wrong -... More 

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