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Address: Rabat, Morocco
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Much more pleasant than Marrakesh

Not nearly as many mopeds speeding around, not once were we hounded by the locals for a handout, quieter, etc. If you have young children with you then this is the kind of place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Not nearly as many mopeds speeding around, not once were we hounded by the locals for a handout, quieter, etc. If you have young children with you then this is the kind of place where you can take them confidently.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If you are looking for authenticity this is the place. No one hassles you; lots of people buying all sorts of things. But you won't find the typical tourist rugs and knick knacks and slippers that sit in a box once you get home. This the for real stuff that people buy for their everyday needs. So if you are... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Uneven walking surfaces but incredible sights and sounds to be had. Be prepared to be pestered by street vendors and to bargain with stall owners.

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Hannover, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

lovely to look at, worth taking some time and enjoy the old part of Rabat. much to buy, has a lovely cafe but beware of the henna-women. they not only approach you but out henna on you even if you let them know you're allergic... and wear closed shoes. you don't want to step in some of the liquids there... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

While Rabat may not be the most popular Moroccan destination, considering Fez, Marrakesh and Cablanca aren't too far away, the medina in Rabat is worth a visit. the winding streets lead you deep into a market place filled with all sorts of goodies. It is definitely worth the a visit to see how the locals shop. So many colour and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Spent only one day there and as soon as we realised there was absolutely nothing to see or do there we got on the first train of the morning to Fes. The weather is colder and the people not as welcoming as in Marrakesh or Fes. Despite being the capital there's a shocking lack of sightseeing or leisure. Avoid going... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This place is crawling with people. The market areas sell anything...shoes, leather coats, pigeons, scarves, fossils, etc. Many good restaurants are here, too. Don't be fooled by the exterior of these dwellings. What looks modest (or run-down) outside is no indication of the exquisite beauty that's beyond some of those doors. The restaurants I went to were proof of that.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

For sure you can find a lot of stuff there but it can't be comperred with the traditional medina of Fes. Of course you feel more safe as it doesn't have so many small alleys and is easy to find your way back and there is a night market in the evening that allows you to stay there until late.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Would not put this on the top of my list for Rabat but worth walking through anyway. Items are more for everyday use than for tourists. Medina is smallish and easy to get around in without getting lost. It was entertaining. Vendors not pushy at all.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It has everything you would expect from an open air market. Throughly enjoyed it and there were no beggars.

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