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Medina of Rabat

Address: Rabat, Morocco
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$109*
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Ranked #4 of 31 things to do in Rabat
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Ho, Ghana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of the best markets I have been to in Africa. Its clean and there is very little harassment. With a little bargaining you can usually get the price dropped. They have anything and everything you might think about bringing home and a lot of things you didn't realize you needed. Have fun!

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san pedro ca
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This medina is not a huge or intimidating site. You will not be overwhelmed as you can with the medina of Marrakech. You will be able to traverse the medina without the "hawkers" trying to hook you into their stalls. Fairly easy grid within the medina so getting lost is not likely to happen.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

There are a lot of shops and restaurants in the Medina. Most of the shops selling items have fixed price tags and you don't get harassed by shop owners/workers to go into the shop to browse like you do in Marrakech. It is a bit of a maze inside, just try to remember your way back out.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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521 reviews 521 reviews
373 attraction reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This review is quite late. We visited the Medina of Rabat from our hotel near the Train Station by foot. It was indeed a long walk but we really want to see as much as we can upclose. The leisurely walk took us about an hour. Compared to other medinas we visited earlier this one in Rabat is by far... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Lovely shops, beautiful architecture, and many great little nooks and crannies, to explore. And not bigger than an afternoons walk.

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Hollywood, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

250,000 folks living ,working, praying healing all amongst each other in close quarters and all are respected, whether muslim,christian, or jew. lots of shopping, history, people watching , restaurants and folks eating indoors and outdoor. spend a day or more here, but its a large maze, you will need a quide or gps or something. again WOW !!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

spent a night in January 2015. Had a dim view of Riads after spending many nights in many riads across the country. This one was beautiful , with great decor and wonderful service. We had the unfortunate incident where our room was flooded. This could happen anywhere, so it is what happens after that matters. We were upgraded to a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

One of the calmest and most enjoyable of Medina's we experienced in Morocco. Very few of the store owners harass you, making it a most enjoyable shopping & wandering experience. We did manage to barter some amazing bargains. Easy to find and wander around, can get busy towards late afternoon, some amazing street foods on offer and good security. Worth... More 

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Carmichael, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A taste of authentic Morocco. I didn't want to leave! The colors and smells command your attention. This is an active market with all things regional and native to the region. Watch out for the burros -- "Balak, Balak!" means move out of the way!

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United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It is one of the smallest and cleanest Medinas we have seen. It is easy to find your way round. The map provided by the Riad is easy to read. In any case, the Medina is worth visiting.

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