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Meknes 30050, Morocco
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All reviews laid back narrow streets different kinds other cities no hassle daily life beautiful city the main square mint tea fruit worth a visit wander around bab mansour old city royal palace roman ruins shop
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the end of 2018 we (Dutch family of 4, kids 14 and 18) chose to visit Morocco. Fly to Fez and hire a car to drive our way via Meknes and Ouzoud to Marrakech. The Meknes Medina is in our opinion less touristic as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BVvdB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you travel to Volubilis, it is worth stopping at Meknes to see a more authentic Moroccan Medina that is busy but not overwhelmed with tourists. The city gates are beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank trvladdict
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Smaller and less crowded than Fes or Marrakech. A nice market with local and mass-produced items. Mostly locals with very few tourists.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank uncle_albert5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Both the Museum Dar Jamai and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum are closed for renovation. There is little to see in the ciry beyond these sites. Although the medina's wall and doors are pretty, they are not worth the trip by themselves. Check to see if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank C75WFceciliag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meknes is a city of 700,000 and if you include the surrounding towns comes to 1 million people, and it is the 6th largest city in Morocco. It was one of the imperial cities and told it has a magnificent gate called Bab el-Mansour. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank savedade
Reviewed December 6, 2018

Medina is quite flat and the paths/lanes are fairly wide, making it easy to tour on foot. Very few shops.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SuperDave47
Reviewed December 6, 2018

Meknes is the least known (and visited) of the four Imperial cities of Morocco (Marrakesh, Fez and Rabat are the others). The medina is the oldest part of Meknes and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Meknes was founded in 1061...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed December 5, 2018

Worth a visit to this Medina but if you have visited other cities such as Fes or Marrakech, this is a much more modest version.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CuriousTraveler6
Reviewed November 29, 2018

If you have seen other medinas in Morocco, this is very similar with its narrow streets and colourful shops. It is nice if you only going to Meknes, otherwise becomes not very interesting

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 318zarai
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Wider streets than Fes, but not so interesting- less activity, fewer shops, can be skipped if you have been to Fes. Some Berber shops- bargaining is the key!

Date of experience: November 2018
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April 21, 2018|
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Response from GPhillipsMBE | Reviewed this property |
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December 19, 2017|
Response from Karen A | Reviewed this property |
Hi from our experience most hostels will be happy to arrange someone to guide you through the Medinas. MAPS ME an app works to a point but sometimes loses connection in the medinas. If you just get lost. .you can ask... More
September 20, 2015|
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
Yes I only spent half a day there and then went to Volubilis which is also worth doing. If you have a car it only needs an hour or so to visit.