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“one of largest car free zone”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Medina of Fez

Medina of Fez
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$87.17*
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Private Tour: Fez Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #1 of 73 things to do in Fes
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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.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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“one of largest car free zone”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

The medina of Fes should be on a must see list of travellers who like to preserved old town, one would feel you have gone back in time where life was not very complicated. we were there for 3 days and because of the scale of it we hired a guide on the first day and I think it was a good decision, the friendly guide showed us all the streets, mosques and madrassa(school) where children were still learning, he told us that lot of emphassis is given to girls education in fes and they are meant to the most clever in the country, the first girls university in islamic world was also started in fes hundreds of years ago. The second day we just decided to walk the streets on our own and get lost and we actually did, in fact we got lost even on the third day but that was the fun part of it, we were able to see so many things which we may not have seen without getting lost. we also enjoyed mint tea and a visit to a leather tannery where they still use pigeon poo to soften the leather instead of chemical. leather from fes is popular through the world. And enjoy the mint team when you are there, I got addicted to it and even make it in UK now months after my return

Visited March 2012
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“forget a map and use your nose”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

My husband would say I'm directionally impaired, but I had no troubles at all gettiing around the medina. After one day of wandering the streets, a person with a good sense of smell can locate their position. For the first time in all of our travels, we threw out the map and relied on our noses. Please note: not all the smells are good. For instance, those with weak stomachs should not go wandering near the tannery/leather area without a scarf to keep the fume levels down. Each market has its own signature scent, and certainly each neighborhood restaurant. Good luck and enjoy the medina!

Visited October 2012
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Misselwarden
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“A must to visit!”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

The world heritage Medina of Fes is a must to visit. It gives you the real feeling of the culture and of the wonderful people in this ancient world heritage spot in Marocco.

Visited January 2012
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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“Amazing place”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

All life is here. A must, if visiting Fez. Take a guide, because you could be lost in here for weeks! If you are seriously overweight, avoid some of the alleys, you could get stuck!,

Visited October 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“The Medina”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

A step back into time. A wondeerful opportunity to experience a different culture and a different way of life.

Visited October 2012
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