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“laid back” (5 reviews)
“no hassle” (4 reviews)
“other cities” (7 reviews)
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Meknes, Morocco
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"laid back"
in 5 reviews
"no hassle"
in 4 reviews
"other cities"
in 7 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 4 reviews
"large square"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"fruit"
in 8 reviews
"royal palace"
in 3 reviews
"roman ruins"
in 4 reviews
"old city"
in 4 reviews
"bab mansour"
in 7 reviews
"shop"
in 14 reviews
"morocco"
in 51 reviews
"carpet"
in 4 reviews
"locals"
in 17 reviews
"maze"
in 10 reviews
"berber"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meknès, an old imperial city, rose to importance under the rule of Sultan Moulay Ismail, during the 18th century. Bab Mansour, named after the European architect who embraced Islam, is a very beautiful gate which leads into the city. It is of Moorish and Spanish...More

Thank Vivien T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The medina in Meknes was a pleasure after Fez. No harassment, friendly people, beautiful streets and relaxed sightseeing. The medina is quite large, but we never had a problem finding our way. And most importantly, anybody would point you in the right direction without any...More

Thank Kyja13
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The best way is to visit the Medina two ways: with a guide who can navigate it efficiently while describing the historical background and without a guide so that you can really explore the place (you can hire a guide for about MAD100 for an...More

Thank travelerNtourist
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

If you've been to other medina's this one might blend into the others in your memory. It's certainly more authentic and less hassle than Fes and Marrakech so if you haven't been to smaller towns with medina's then this one is a must. If you've...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Traditional imperial city...great for a 2 day visit with lots to see...welcoming and worth taking time visiting other attractions like voublisis (only 25 kilometres outside)...roman ruins.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Half a day is enough to enjoy this maze of streets and shops. We went there on Friday and then it is really quite. But the people are really nice, interested and less of a hassle than in Fes. But that one is definitely better.

Thank Ortwin
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

If, like me, you get tired of people constantly hitting you up for a buck, then 2 medinas is probably about as much as you can handle. If you're trip offers the option of more than 2, then this may be one to give a...More

Thank Bert R
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This is a pretty average medina. It is not as busy, big, colorful, or crazy as others. It is sufficiently interesting and easy-going, particularly if you have not experienced more colorful (Chefchaouen) or crazy (Marrakech) medinas. The large square is a less crowded and less...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We spent about an hour touring the medina as a group. The streets are narrow, there is a fantastic variety of shops, and quaint wooden porches above doorways. We saw silver thread being hammered into iron bowls and learnt something about Berber designs. Very informative.

Thank Rod F
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We spent 15 days touring Morocco and went to all of the large cities and their Medinas. This was by far the worst. All of the others were lovely but the only reason you’d head this way is to see the Roman ruins at Volubilis....More

Thank Andrew M
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חנן ק
21 April 2018|
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Response from BeauSoleil_A | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Khalil is temporary working by the town Museum and Ahmed has his own horse carriage company just in front of Bab Mansour and it is called HAMEDEO SULTAN. COCO was the horse name of the carriage we use.
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Bradford A
20 December 2017|
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Response from Karen A | Reviewed this property |
Hi from our experience most hostels will be happy to arrange someone to guide you through the Medinas. MAPS ME an app works to a point but sometimes loses connection in the medinas. If you just get lost. .you can ask... More
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janwah
21 September 2015|
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
Yes I only spent half a day there and then went to Volubilis which is also worth doing. If you have a car it only needs an hour or so to visit.
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