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“A LESS HECTIC MEDINA”
Review of Medina of Rabat

Medina of Rabat
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Ranked #4 of 55 things to do in Rabat
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

This medina is not as large as its counterpart in Fes, nor as exciting as the one in Marrakech, but it is interesting. Lots of eye-catching items to bargain over. I saw beautiful handwoven rugs, decorative glassware, hand painted plates meant to hang on a wall, colorful water pipes. There were leather goods, wooden wares, and metal crafts. There were also produce stands, apparently to cater to the locals. The pace here was more low-key than at Marrakech.

Definitely worthwhile.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The Medina is still very traditional in both its architecture and the mix of retail. Its proximity to the historic Oudaya area enhances the overall region as a destination for the tourist. In fact the entire area is worth a full day of walking, browsing and photographing the views from the ramparts and within the streets of the Medina. There are several small, but I suspect relatively inexpensive hotels in the Medina or just adjacent to it. They would give the feel of living, at least for one or two overnights, in the Medina. The Rabat Medina experience is not to be compared to either Marrakesh or Fes which are much larger and essentially require a guide. Neither the Oudaya nor the Medina require the services of guide unless you want to know more about the history. Hi

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Lots of shops to see. Some of it seemed a little Westernized but there were lots of friendly traders. Compared to the medina in Fes, this one is more low-key, which may make it more palatable to first-timers.

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

This is the first medina I ever visited and I'd recommend it. Some other Medinas (I've heard, like in Fes) are much bigger and would perhaps be overwhelming for the first time. Much of the medina is devoted to products probably more targeted to locals, but there are great souvenirs (rugs, wood, ceramics, jewelry, leather) at the end of the medina by Kasbah Udaya. (If you have a taxi drop you at Kasbah Udaya the medina entrance down the hill and on the other side of the street is a good starting point.)

Thank Christine V
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

This did not have the same charm as other medinas. Rabat is such a contemporary city a lot of the goods were hipster clothes and beauty products, making it very similar to an American swap meet. There were actually a lot more beggars in this one then we have experienced in others. The section close to the Kasbah did have more artisan goods without a lot of pressure to buy and the quality was actually quite good. They supposedly have a "fixed" price but my husband went back with one of the locals he was working with and apparently the "price" for Moroccans is substantially different and not so fixed.

Thank cselkie
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