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“Met our high expectations”
Review of Medina of Fez

Medina of Fez
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US$65.14*
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Private Tour: Fez Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #10 of 86 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.
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The Fes medina Is filled with historic khans, medresses, leather dye-pits, stalls loaded with fruits, herbs and soups. Medresse el Attarine, the tanneries and the Fondouk Nejjarine, a beautifully restored 18th century inn but now a boring museum of shelves and boxes and tools - beautiful building - like a caravanserai.

Lots of shops and 'factories' today pushing products - ceramics & pottery, leather ( with the view over tannery tho - glad we are in a group with shoppers) and weaving with agave 'silk' and alpaca! Overall this Medina delivers. It is as advertised. A fascinating place to tour with lots to see and buy!

Thank MRichardson2014
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"local guide"
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"old city"
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"every corner"
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"blue gate"
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"oldest university"
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Pretty, but so many people trying to hussle and harass you and getting aggressive, that even as seasoned travellers it really dampened our spirits. You feel like you can't go out after dark because it means walking through lots of enclosed alleyways with loitering undesirables.

Thank Ponkagirl
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

So amazing to wander in this maze of tiny shops and craftsmen, never gets boring, what a wonderful place!

Thank MarcMona
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

You cannot do this without s tour guide. It is amazing to see the thousands of shops and the hustle and bustle of bazaars. Great experience

Thank stentdoc
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

With over 9000 alleyways, the medina or old arab quarter in North African towns and cities, is a fascinating place to visit. I found the medina in Fes to be more authentic than Marrakech. Real life is happening inside these ancient walls so mixed in with the tourists are women shopping, men selling and kids playing and taking the bread to be baked at a community oven. There are two main shopping arteries, Talaa Sghira and Talaa Kebira, which are lined with shops selling leather, rugs, pottery, clothes and souvenirs. At the top of the street you will find the food stalls which are not for the faint of heart. They sell whole live chickens, slabs of meat along with fruits and vegetables, dried fruit and nuts, etc. There is a lot to see in the medina and I would recommend getting a guide to show you all of the highlights. Foreigners can't enter the mosques but you can peek in. Find a rooftop cafe to escape the hustle and bustle of the streets below.

Thank Tarin W
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