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“getting lost in the medina”
Review of Medina of Fez

Medina of Fez
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Private Tour: Fez Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #8 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 2 weeks ago

You can't probably tell tell how big it was from the outside but we only managed to see part of it after spending 3 hours inside. There are all sorts of shops in the medina, ranging from souvenir shops selling scarves and leather products for tourists to butcher's shops and stores selling spices for local people. You can also find religious places where you can only have a look from the outside. It was like a labyrinth which can be so quiet in some alleys while you will also bump into crowds of tourist group in the other parts. You will have to make ways at times for donkeys carrying goods. It would better to explore the place with a local guide if you do not want to get lost.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fez Medina is something we have in our own country, so it was nothing special for our group. The only difference was the donkeys carrying goods which appear from no where...Huge Tourist Trap shopping to which the guide will DEFINATELY take you...You go in from one door and come out from another one, I guess they do this to make sure no one stays behind...Except for the brass section of the madina the rest of the stuff sold there was really tacky...and probably not "the real thing"

Thank Shereen M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and 7yo visited Fes Medina first with a guide, then on our own. I recommend this approach as I think experienced more than doing either alone. We would have missed the details without a guide, but would have missed the opportunity to get lost without exploring on our own. A great experience.

Thank Lisa R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a tour here with a local guide- very interesting location. Most museums and paid entrances were more expensive than the other locations we had previously visited. The tannery was the big attraction for us and if you dont mind the smell it is will worth the visit. The city is a warren of small streets and side streets and hard enough to get your head around locations etc but a really nice place and worth visiting if you have the time

Thank johnson769
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The medina of Fez is a magical place full of historical and cultural sites .. we visited the souks, the universities, the medersas, the mosques and the tanneries .. everything in the medina is great :)

Thank JHLFC
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