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“Shopping and People watching” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Medina of Marrakech

Medina of Marrakech
Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #8 of 61 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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.
Murcia, Spain
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“Shopping and People watching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

An amazing mix of covered and uncovered traders selling food, jewellery, clothing, rugs, shoes - everything. There are people who will try to rip you off but if you're streetwise you can spot them a mile off. You will be expected to haggle and barter - its all part of the experience. If you don't want to buy something show NO INTEREST and don't make eye contact. You should take plenty of dirham because I guarantee you there is something for everyone.

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“Worth the time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

As others have said, most folks either love or hate the Medina. As a family of four with two teens, we were split. The kids were really intimidated by everyone trying to get their attention and the persistence of many of the sellers to get us to us to buy something from them. The adults loved it as there was a huge variety of things to see and people to watch. We went both during the day and in the evening and if you can only go once, I would suggest going in the evening and making night of it. There is plenty of things to see, the food is great, and the atmosphere is crazy. It can be overwhelming to the senses and if you don't have a sense of adventure it might be too much but you should at least stop by and see it for yourself.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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“Chaotic but fun once you get the hang of it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This place can be hectic and full of pressure but once you realize that you have the cash and you stick to your guns on a price, it can be achieved. If you are not happy with the deal, just walk away. Start low and go up a bit... The souks will try to snowball you will an outrageous price. Think to yourself would I pay this price back home? If so, you are paying too much for it... you should be able to get some deals.

The market is a truly crazy place but fun! Lastly, don't accept crap from people like putting henna on your hand when you didn't ask for it and then demanding money for their poor children. This situation is crap and just get loud and tell them 'NO!'

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Eagan, Minnesota
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“Lost and Found”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The Medina is such an amazing experience! The sights, smells, sounds around you are unbelievable! We never thought we'd find our way back to our riad because the twists and turns of the streets are so confusing! Shopping in the souks was quite the experience! Nothing has a price on it and everyone wants to sell you something. Loved seeing the snake charmers in the square...it's something you read about since you're a little kid and to see it in real life is quite the experience!

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“You Have to Visit the Medina!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Others have said it all. However, I do believe it's a must, love it or hate it! Step back in time and savour it all.

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