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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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Venice, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Very popular among turists and local people. Not as lovely as Marrakech or Fez ones, nevertheless very interesting for local people animating it and shops

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

this is probably the most easy to navigate medina I have been to. You can find (almost) every street again without problems. The people seem quieter than elsewhere and you can shop and walk without being disturbed a lot. it gets really crowded before sundown and stays that way until ca. 9pm. The leather products to me seemed of better... More

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Glen Ellen, California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Medina is quite interesting and has some unique areas for locals to shop. Not as exciting or colorful as some other Medinas such as Fez or Merrakech.

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Marrakech, Morocco
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It's a sister of Essaouira Medina, where you feel the big stones used on the buildings and the flashy white color every where. I love rue des ambassades where you find all the beautiful rbati rugs

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Charmingly quiet and picturesque place to visit. We went on the mini train tour round Rabat on arrival and decided immediately to explore the Medina. For those who enjoy beautiful architecture and peace and quiet, but also looking for something to entertain the kids, this is the place for you! A delightful oasis, with wonderful views across Malta, a handful... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Let's be honest - Morocco medinas in big cities like Marrakech, Casablanca and Fes can be overwhelming and confronting. Rabat's is its kinder cousin - smaller, more straightforward walking route, less demands on you to buy. And the tourist is in the minority. The bonus is that in July Rabat is cooler than the other big cities - particularly in... More

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Nis, Serbia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
53 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 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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34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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