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“Something to experience at least once in your life.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Medina of Marrakech

Medina of Marrakech
Marrakech, Morocco
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Marrakech Discovery Tour
Ranked #5 of 150 things to do in Marrakech
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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.
Stockholm, Sweden
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“Something to experience at least once in your life.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Strolling through crowded souks and haggling for better prices is not my cup of tea, but still being in the medina is a worthy experience. For me it was most interesting at dusk, especially the main square.

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Viborg, Denmark
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“Dangerous shopping”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Very exotic men also extremely noisy with constantly scooters,motorbikes,bicycles and animaltransport throuh the tiny souks.Very frustating.

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London
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“Moroccan culture at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Medina is lovely, so much to see and buy, so it can get confusing. Offer the stall/ Shop keepers at least 2/3 to 1/2 of the price...really barter with them and they will give u a good price.

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Bimingham
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“Overrated!!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Medina is supposed to be the heart and soul of Marrakech, but I didn’t like it. It was as busy as I had expected, but it wasn’t clean. I felt slightly unsafe; I thought my pockets were going to be picked at any point. I thought the stalls (before I visited it) were going to be of a better quality, but they were all very samey and sold lots of oranges. And the street entertainment I thought was going to be more talented, only there were dodgy blokes with monkeys and snake charmers, that didn’t look very charming. My preconceived ideas spoilt it and I am perplexed why travel channels sell it so much! It’s not all that!

The souks on the other hand were really nice. I would love to have bought a few things; only I couldn’t take them home in the plane due to the size of items they were selling.

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Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
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“'Hard' walking...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

..because on allmost every meter of our walking somebody wanted to sell us something. Mostly polite merchants but some of them were quite agressive...
But despite of all it was very interesting and fascinating... lot of narrow and very narrow streets, like a real labyrinth, lot of people and domestic animals beginning from dogs and cats, finishing with donkeys, monkeys, horses and camels...

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