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Fes el-Bali

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Address: Fes, Morocco
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Back to the past...

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2015
Jorge P
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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

A unique place that reflects an ancient culture. Getting around the medina is being transported to North Africa in iédia age. Impossible to visit without a guide, but beware of unofficial tourist guides. Ideally, go with a guide recommended by someone, otherwise the experience can be very disappointing. Unmissable.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

The Fes Madina is like stepping into a different time. There is a lot of beautiful and historic architecture to see (in the mosques and madrassahs), but only Muslims are really allowed inside them, except one (Bou Anania). Expect to be harassed by both official and unofficial (illegal) guides. The official ones can be quite cheap (100 MAD for 3... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

This is the REAL experience of Morocco and any Arab city - you may lose hours (and days) wondering all around the medina, watching all those jobs that we have lost in our countries, such as shoe repairers, chair making, smiths, etc.. All combined with so many flavours, sounds, etc..

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Markham, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Fes is not clean, not amazing and not a shoppers paradise. We found more people pushing us for buying things from them then Marrakech which we enjoyed immensely. Also living in Riad in Fes is very challenging., The Riads are away from the nearest point of taxi and you have to drag your luggage with anyother stuff that you bought... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

my husband and i visited morocco and we had chance to visit this lovely town we have seen lot off things speacialy with good people

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

The usual starting point for exploring (or getting lost) in the ancient Medina dated circa AD800 is the impressive monument Bab Boujloud gate, a relative newcomer on the historical scene dated 1913, on one side of the three arches is a tourist police station and on the other the remains of the old city water distributor closed off to public... More 

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Eilat, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

We could not believe our eyes - this medina has stayed the same for centuries. We felt like walking in the Middle Ages, in a good way. People still making their own shoes, clothes, utensils literary on the street. We love the public fountains and common bakeries. Hopefully the modernity will not influence this magic place, ever.

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