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Medina of Rabat

Rabat, Morocco
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Rabat
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Belgrade, Serbia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It is not like medina of Marrakesh or Fes which are really authentic, but on the other hand the fact that it is more relaxed and you don't have the people who constantly want to sell you something make it more appealing. It is also good to cut thru medina on your way from the centre of the city to... More

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Casablanca, Morocco
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12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I guess if you are in Rabat and have never seen a medina, this might be kind of cool. That said, you would have a much better time getting lost in the maze-like medina in Fes.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The medina of Rabat is a very lively and as far as I could see vey safe place to walk around and explore. If you want to do shopping the locals help you, but if you just want to walk around no problem. You are not, as many places like this, all the time asked to buy, but you can... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This medina is very easy to find your way through, the streets are wide and the shopkeepers do not hassle you. We visited during Ramadan and stayed in a riad within the medina so the shops were close to walk to. We were also able to buy some food and water to take back to the riad. Prices are very... More

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Rabat, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I love this old city more than some of the larger ones in Morocco. It's manageable and walkable from end to end without getting too completely lost. There are very lived in an quaint corners, and everyday market and shopping areas for the average Moroccan, as well as a few good rows of touristy shopping. You'll find everything you would... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Rabat's medina is different to that of Fez and Marrakesh, which attracts more attention in the guidebooks. The medina may not be as big or impressive as the medina's of the other 2 cities, but the medina hugs the coast, making it very unique. There is also far less harassing and prices are lower here than the rest of Morocco.... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Compared to most medinas in Morocco this is very easy to negotiate as it is laid in a grid system. Very little hassle and some amazing stalls and shops. Buy food from the vendors and pop out onto the river side to eat and watch the world go by.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Three of us had only a short time to visit the Medina. Fortunately, one person could speak French and he was able to speak with vendors and help get us a cab back to the hotel.Unlike the Medina in Marrakech, this one seemed wider (where we were) and not as dark. Because we didn't have a lot of time, we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visited the Rabat medina before our travels to the souks in Marrakech and were focused on rugs and leather goods. A vendor in Rabat far out beat anything we found at the souks in Marrakech for quality, price, and value: Comptoir de L'Artisanat (214-216 Rue des Consuls, Tel: 05.37.72.63.03). For example, while in Marrakech, we stumbled upon the Aux... More

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Los Angeles
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Anything you ever wanted from Morocco is right there in The Medina. Be sure to buy shoes from Driss, who is THE kindest small shop owner you would ever want to meet. Truly q gentleman and so proud of his country!

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