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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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Port Vila
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I had the pleasure of visiting the Medina at Rabat, of course it is much smaller than the ones in Casablanca, but I thing I made out better on prices in Rabat, they do have an assortment of things to buy, prices are good and many of the items make good gifts, it was a nice outing, I had fun... More

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Lodz, Poland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

As on every souq you can find sweets , herbs , ceramics . Whats more intresting you can find hand made articles like carpets .

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