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Fes el-Bali

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Address: Fes, Morocco
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Felt like I was in Agrabah from aladdin

The old town is absoulutety worth seeing. It has so many gorgeous old alleyways and little shops within it. I also noticed that as old as the city is I was amazed at how clean it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting Fes-el-Bali is an experience like no other. You walk in to a beautiful city full of surprises and histories.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The old town is absoulutety worth seeing. It has so many gorgeous old alleyways and little shops within it. I also noticed that as old as the city is I was amazed at how clean it is kept. As others have already mentioned it is so nice that there are no cars in the Medina and only people and donkeys.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love how Fes offers a powerful glimpse into life as it was lived many centuries ago. It is a full on, bustling market place that does not rely solely on tourists for its existence. If you get a chance to wander the alleyways in the cool of the early morning you will get another version of this magical place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the oldest parts of the médina. All I have to say is that you should read extensively about the local history to notice all the beauty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In the end, we clearly prefered Marakech to Fes, but the latter is certainly more genuine, and less touristy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering that Fes is quite hilly, the view from Fes el-Bali is just incredible. I'd suggest it for some nice pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fes el-Bali is another name for the Medina, an immense walled maze of alleyways that number in the thousands. Most are far too narrow for cars, so the World Heritage Site is free of vehicles with four wheels. Not so for Motorbikes - there were plenty of those. I loved making my way through the Medina, pausing to shop... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enjoy getting lost in old alleyways and taking a peek at history then youll love this. We found our way there in our hired car through Sat nav. Once we parked we were approached by the parking attendant and offered a tour guide. We initially didn't want a guide but took him on anyway. We agreed a price... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 3 days in Fes as well as 3 days in Marrakesh and really preferred Fes. The city is quieter, less polluted, people are very nice and helpful. The medina is much older and has more traditional crafts. The streets are narrow and you can easily get lost and enjoy the random walk. Fes also has a nice garden... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our 4 days at Fes I only have positive things to say,We visited the medersa, the souq and the historical monumentIt is an incredible city

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