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“An intense bustling old maze”

Medina of Marrakesh
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Medina Shopping Tour in Marrakech
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Private Tour: Medina Shopping Tour in Marrakech
Ranked #13 of 171 things to do in Marrakech
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Activities for young children
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Don't get me wrong, the Medina is definitely interesting and a must see. That being said, be prepared to get lost and have lots of pushy shopkeeps trying to get you to buy from them.

We even had one person who followed us from in front, and when we turned away he backed up and came in front again. Eventually we got so lost that we were stuck following him.

Definitely visit, but be prepared for severe culture shock, and relax afterwards with some mint tea.

Thank carnilius
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is not a resting place. If you look at something in one of the thousands of shops in this place the man in the shop start asking for your budget and want very hard to convince you that this particular item is unique and worth the money. It is not charming at all. It is very stressing. Most of the goods are made in China. You can find a nice place eiteher of one of the roof cafees or in one backyard here you can find peace, The square outside the old town is nivce and when the daylight dissapear the dinnner starts with a litle varity of menues. We had lamb and sheep head coocked and grilled. Cheap and good. This is a tourist place more than anything else and after a week in Morroco I must say I prefer the marked in Casablanca than Marrakesh.

Thank halfdan t
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Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

If you can book a tour of the medina with a knowledgeable guide then do. We learned about Moroccan life, how the city came to be, why the buildings are painted the way they are, why the doors have little hands on the handles, why some doors have two doors inside each other with two knockers, etc etc etc! Loads of little factoids that in themselves wouldn't be immediately obvious, but with a guide to bring the old city to life it's much more interesting if you get to tour it yourself during the night when it's busier!

1  Thank ianedmunds
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

It feels like you are going back in time visiting the medina! Its great for picking up leather goods, traditonal clothing and little bits for your home...and haggling for it makes it fun and you can come away with some great bargins!

I have a serious case of germ ocd so this place did test my limits at time and does feel quite dirty and has an unpleasent smell in parts but nothing that anti bacterial hand gel didnt solve!

Thank Gascoigne A
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

It's a bumpy ride in there!! Some really good quality goods (but nothing for cheap) with a lot of humanity in a small space.

1  Thank geewhiz3
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