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Fes el-Bali

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Address: Fes, Morocco
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US$162.38*
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Private Guided Full-Day Tour of Fez
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The Maze of the Medina

The Medina of Fez (Fes el Bali), is the largest living medieval city in the world and is considered as the most extensive and best conserved of all the Arab-Muslim towns in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

The Medina of Fez (Fes el Bali), is the largest living medieval city in the world and is considered as the most extensive and best conserved of all the Arab-Muslim towns in the world. The ninth century outstanding architecture, is an Unseco world heritage site, with numerous monumental buildings, mosques, medersa’s (schools) and tanneries. Old Fes, depicts a lifestyle and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

This place runs as full speed, with bakers, tile-makers, butchers, salespeople, all vying for your attention and a wonderful hodge podge of locals and tourists filling the streets. Don't leave your lodgings without a guide or a map, or you'll be lost! Still, it's a great place to enjoy being lost. Find a cafe that caters to the locals, order... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

It is a commercial area of the old city that is interesting to visit if you are looking for articles of craftsmanship.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Daytime is non stop activities especially in the medina . I was always entertained by watching the people doing their work and living the lives in ways that only north African people do. It's charming in its own way and very thrilling on many levels .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

A truly amazing experience to see such an ancient city and feel the life of Fes. Since it's so huge and quite a labyrinth I suggest having a guide take you around. A great guide can also take you to the kinds of places you want to see and to get good quality merchandise. I would highly recommend my guide,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

it is the old part of the medina next to the Fez king palace and it is also what used to be the jewish part of it. That's the only place in town where you can see nice houses open to the outside.

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Fes-Boulemane Region, Morocco
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

All the team (Alex, Yasmine, Fatima and the porters) were all great. Very enthusiastic and happy to help with advice/recommendations and general guidance (Yasmine was determined to ensure that we always had guides to show us around when we were trying to find restaurants or bars, despite our best endeavors to get lost in the Medina). The Diamente suite is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

A town that has little changed through centuries... If you want submerge into to the moroccan way of live, this is the spot...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Lots of different souks to explore, but not overwhelming. Well sign-posted, Koutoubia mosque a must see. And don't forget to sample the wonderful local pastries / sweets!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

To have some time visiting the Fès El bali it's a realy a nice dream looking at the old houses and founten dating back from the eiht centry alwaes in good condition manu stores of handecraf each ares have a defirent job it's realy lovely and interesting thanks a lot.

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