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“fun to wander about”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Medina of Fez

Medina of Fez
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$87.36*
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Private Tour: Fez Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #1 of 73 things to do in Fes
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The city’s ancient quarter is an intricate maze of streets lined with open markets, shops and mosques.
Sydney, Australia
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“fun to wander about”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

we were guided through the Medina - there is a risk of being taken to their 'favourite' places, for the usual rugs, leather etc. not hot at all in October, perfect 25 degrees to enjoy the place. don't wear fancy shoes, unless you want to clean the donkey dung from them ;-)

Visited October 2012
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“Definitely not for everyone”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Me and y father stepped in the Medina after arriving in Fes, after travellig in morroco for 10 days and visiting 9 cities. Given the amount of experience we already had dealing with moroccans and after several people warning us about how nasty the medina of fes can be, we knew what to expect. And they were right indeed. The people here are overly harrasing, they follow you and are overly pushy, even by medina moroccan standards. There is nothing special to see except to contemplate the huge size of this old town. Other than that, its not clean, and the people can have pretty disgusting behaviours. I shopped a bit with a good amount of success only because i was ready due to previous experiences.

For those coming to fes as a first moroccan experience, NEVER accept the merchant's initial prices. I was offered 250 dihram for a pair of earrings for my girlfriend, and bought 4 pairs for 150 dihram. Just lead the conversations in a polite but firm way. As for the legions of scum that will harrass you, just ignore them. Behave as if they are not there. If you think is not worth the effort, you are not loosing much.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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“WAY better than Marrakesh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

The hard sell is gone here. At least for us. Also the goods seem less "manufactured" and more "crafted."

The street food is stellar. Had a single bite of lamb that was better than ALL the food in Marrakesh combined. I wish we had planned to spend more time in Fez. Next trip will start here.

Visited October 2012
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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“Madness”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

It's a great laugh just walk in and get totally lost it's brilliant when you get bored of wandering find a guide and for a few pennies he will get you out and on your way.

Visited May 2012
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New York City, New York
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“excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

after I finished visiting this medina I knew why it was classified by UNESCO as world wide human heritage.

Visited September 2012
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