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“Take a guide as you will get lost guaranteed!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Medina of Marrakech

Medina of Marrakech
Marrakech, Morocco
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Marrakech Discovery Tour
Ranked #5 of 139 things to do in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Shopping
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This is one of the major landmarks in the city. It is a World Heritage Site and serves as a commercial center for much of central Morocco.
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“Take a guide as you will get lost guaranteed!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Very expensive compared to China (pashmina $8 in china and $20 in Marrakech). Europe is struggling financially so it is showing in the Marrakesh prices. Lots of rugs, pillows, silver jewellery and heaps of imitation bags, sunglasses and sand shoes. Their hand made leather slippers were very unique. 1 day is more than enough in the old town. I wouldn't take small children to Marrakech due to sanitary conditions or eat salads or fruit.

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“If you get lost, ask a shopkeeper”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I loved it, but then I like being in a place where things haven't changed much for hundreds of years. If you get directed by 'helpful' guides to a distant part of the souk and get lost, don't panic, just ask any of the shop keepers. They are helpful, polite and will tell you how to get out of the souk.

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“Shops and store are lovely but.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Had a whale of an experience in Medina meeting some lovely people and good bargains in the vicinity. The touting is on another level which borders on harassment but apart from that the buzzing atmosphere is a must visit area. Also let me warn you there is always a bad smell in the area where the open square is I think it is due to the poor drainage system.

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“300 years back.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Medina activity, views and odors are frenetic; as they may be 300 years ago, today's with the addition of cars and bikes.
The ONLY aspect that could be changes is the "over use" of animals for carriage pulling and goods transportation .. animals were not created for "paved" streets .... all the rest is FINE.

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“Similar to Old city of Damascus”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I like it, it's same as Omayyad cities, Damascus, Fes, Meknes, there must be more signs to guide visitors.

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