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“Amazing place”

Medina of Marrakesh
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Private Tour: Medina Shopping Tour in Marrakech
Ranked #12 of 163 things to do in Marrakech
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Amman, Jordan
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51 reviews
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“Amazing place”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

I loved that medina. During the day one can brows its narrow streets, visiting shops and endless bazaars. At night the main square comes to life as people navigate toward the exotic aromas and the entertaining sights. There is always something to see: snake charmers, acrobats, sooth-sayers, musicians and food stalls. For more information visit alextravelblog.com

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lunch by the pool”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

The hotel is lovely and the gardens very attractive- we were offered the "full lunch menu" as not guests who were being given poolside snack menu. In for a very expensive lunch which was beautifully presented and was delicous but let down by state of canopy style umbrellas which could have done with a clean!
Visit if you want a romantic meal but be prepared for expense.

Visited July 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Colourful, noisy, intense, chaotic mayhem - but very enjoyable”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The medina is very enjoyable and we stayed within the Medina at Riad Nashira. There is lots to see and do to enjoy the Souks and bartering with the locals to buy your items can be fun. Whilst it’s fun at first it actually does get a little tiresome after a few days of it but that’s just the way business is done in the Souk. The Medina is safe and you should have no problems walking around beyond the constant barrage of greetings from traders willing you into their shops. To enjoy the Medina even more, we hired a guide through the Riad who walked us around the Medina on a 4 hour walking trip and took us to lots of interesting places including lots of alleys, streets and areas that I wouldn’t have thought of walking down without a local. But this meant we got to see some amazing parts of the Medina off the beaten track where dyes were being made, and all kind of metal and leather work was being done by locals churning out the goods.

Visited July 2013
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“Very busy, colourfull and a real labyrinth”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

The medina is a must see, because of the variety of goods on sale there. You also see handcraftsmen at work. Pity that you can not just wander around and see for yourself as within some seconds someone comes up to you trying to buy you anything (you don't really need). You also need a guide to find your way through this labyrinth (we did) and take care, anyone seeing you lost in this small streets and coming up to you to help you expects some dirham for their kindness. Even if you didn't ask them to lead you all the way to one or another site, they just go ahead some metres before you, look back from time to times if you are still going in the same direction and at the end ask (demand) a 'contribution'. I suppose when you see the scale of poverty in some parts of this town, its normal that one hopes to earn his living in doing so.

Visited June 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Overpriced & Touristy, But Worth a Visit”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Our experience might be a little different than most because we elected to tour the endless stalls of the Medina with a local guide--a tip I'd recommend if you want to get an overview of the area before venturing off on your own.

The Medina is a very confusing maze where you can purchase everything from jewelery to olives and lamps. Our guide gave us prices we should pay and found that nearly everything we inquired about was 3-4x more expensive. Beautiful and elaborate caftans, for instance, were being sold for $80-100 here. While in Ville Nouvelle (new town, just 5-10 minutes outside the Medina), these could be purchased for about $20-25.

We didn't experience aggressive sales tactics and even though I was wearing a sundress, I didn't feel I was getting unwelcome attention. In general, I'd say 75% of Western female tourists wore shorts and tank tops (if not less) and it didn't really turn heads.

Visited July 2013
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