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“Absolute mindblowing experience.”
Review of Medina of Fez

Medina of Fez
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Fez Medina 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 81 things to do in Fes
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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 10 July 2014

Get a guide at whatever cost as you will get lost and could wander their forever! Even our guide who was born there said he gets lost! Spend a whole day there with a guide and you will see the most amazing things.They will try to sell you anything but that is the beauty of the place. My wife bought a ceramic dish which we shipped home and a leather jacket. We spent our whole travel budget there but it was worth it.A definite must do in Fes is to spend the day in the Fes Medina.

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

A half day is not enough to explore the vast maze of lanes with ancient exterior but grand interiors.
Good shopping to be had for the smart buyer with cooperatives claiming to sell goods certified for sale overseas.

1  Thank Carolyn B
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Have just visited Fez and although it is a very interesting place you must be very careful in the Medina
You will come across many charming !!! young men offering to be your guide, do NOT accept. They quote you a very reasonable price and at the end of a not so good tour inflate the price by several 100%. If you refuse to pay and tell them the figure you agreed they make a fuss and get very very aggressive and insist you pay the inflated amount. Can be very frightening as they will not let you go until you pay. This spoiled my visit to Fez and I left with very bad memories of the place.
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5  Thank Brian1313
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We had a guide already arranged to tour us around Fez and he was very helpful giving us insight and information about the medina. We started our walk in the residential area which dates back to the 6th century. As we walked down narrow streets that twisted and turned, we passed many ancient looking doors and were told that we have no idea of what lays behind. It may be a poor family or a stunning palace. We saw tiny workshops in little spaces where artisans were sewing or creating their wares.

As we approached the souks we passed many food stands with fruits, veggies, nuts, fish, live chickens and spices. The sights, sounds and smells were amazing! We continued on through the fish market where you could purchase shark, shrimp, calamari & other identifiable fish. What a smell!

We observed metals workers who were tapping on thing everywhere and the folks that were dying fabrics with natural dyes made from poppies, saffron and olives. They were dipping the clothes right on the street.

We visited a carpet co-op where 1300 women from all over Morocco bring their creations to sell and a workshop where they make bedspreads and scarves from vegetable silk (aloe vera strands). Lastly we visited the largest tannery in Morocco where Jewel of the Nile was filmed. We had a tour and watched the workers as they prepared the hides and dyed them to be used to make coats, purses, gloves, hats, wallets, etc. Fascinating process.

We found the people in Fez to be passionate about their trades and they take pride in the products they make. They are also the best sales people in the world! We loved talking with them, bargaining and supporting their efforts. There are some really unique items to purchase if you stay with the handicrafts and things that are authentic to Morocco. The medina was an incredible experience and we would highly recommend exploring it fully.

3  Thank Kim G
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Marrokko is quite amazing.People arriving on donkeys just like Jesus coming to Jerusalem.Its easy to picture that scene since its seen so frequently here.
Fez medina/souk also brings you back 2000 years, incredibly narrow in places so your shoulders almost touch both walls of the lanes.
The smells, sounds, busy shopkeepers, blacksmiths and woodworkers at their trade.Try bartering by starting at about 25% of asking price.
Keep happy and smiling! Dont be too serious about this.
Its not war !
This is a game of "tug and war" and they love it - even if they make out you
are stealing food from their childrens mouths !
If you think its too ekspensive- it pobably is!!
Move away and 9 out of 10 times they will catch up with you with a new
"last offer".
REMEMBER : IF YOU GIVE AN OFFER AND ITS ACCEPTED IT MEANS YOU
HAVE BOUGHT IT.
Good luck!

2  Thank holidayknut
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