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“Nothing special :-/ ” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Gueliz

Gueliz
La Ville Nouvelle, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #62 of 88 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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“Nothing special :-/ ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Gueliz is the area in new modern city of Marrakech. Nothing special in this square (international brands that you can find almost everywhere in big cities) but near to nice restaurants and coffee bars.

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Liège, Liege, Belgium
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“nothing to get crazy about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

well, The new city is just like what we know in europe : there is the "ZARA, McDo a,d all commun stuff.
When i go in other countries i just like seeing things that are typical to the place ans the country...

Visited March 2013
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“Modern Marrakech”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Whereas the Medina is traditional Marakech, Gueliz is more modern and French.

Its main thoroughfare, Avenue Mohammed V, runs all the way down to the Koutoubia, and it's on and around this Orange tree lined boulevard that you'll find the city's upmarket shops, restaurants and pavement cafés.

The main post office buildings is based here directly opposite a shopping complex and you will find KFC and McDonalds.

Visited January 2012
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“Westernized North-African City!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Morocco is two extremes. I learned and saw that the bigger developed cities are sectioned off with old and new quarters separated by castle-like walls into parts: traditional old world (medinas) and new (“nouvelle villes”) cities that boasts modern day lifestyle.

Nouvelle villes are the French built section of the cities and tend to have a more westernized aesthetic (some say colonialized appeal). The architecture is quite impressive. The Moorish arc is the country's emblem. There are huge gates/walls with the arc that usually separates the old and new cities. Once you see that arc, it's a sign that you're entering/leaving the medina.

Gueliz is a very prominent and modern neighborhood. Complete with all the plush amenities (a la cyber cafe and high end establishments) and westernized influences (McDonalds, Pizza Hut, KFC, Zara, etc.). It's well worth a visit to see the stark contrasts between one of Morocco's oldest cities and 'new' neighborhood.

Visited January 2012
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“everything you need is in gueliz”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

gueliz is full of small shops, restuarants and cafes and a lovely place to use as your base whilst staying in marrakech. everything is in walking distance with a good mix of nationalities. it is slightly more expensive but it is a good area and safe.

Visited May 2012
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