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Fes el-Bali

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fes was our favourite place in Morocco! Full of history, culture and things to see, we truly enjoyed our full day walking around the Medina (you need a full day!). It's not flat, so bring comfortable shoes for walking

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kangelini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From outside this almost looked like an overcrowded slum but once we started to navigate the alleyways, we were amazed by the hidden jewels. It was like being transported to a totally different era. There was amazing architecture (the madrasas), great shopping, delicious food and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vinayagga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent trip to Morocco but Fes tainted it. The Médina is fun to walk around but the hustling and scamming never stops. The restaurants change their rates, shamelessly add on extras, the street hustlers lead you in the wrong direction, the taxis...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see experience . You’ll be transported back centuries in time. You’ll see people making the most beautiful wares ( carpets, leather, fabric, ceramics) by hand using traditional methods and tools. You’ll learn how progressive they were - the worlds oldest university...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank leanne363
Reviewed 15 December 2018

If you have time, the Medina of Fes is the most top to see. almost Everything is concentrated within the walls of protection that several centuries of antiquity hide. Between that you emerse yourself a little and assimilate the great change, in one day and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Fes el Bali is the oldest walled part of Fes. It was founded as the capital of the Idrisid dynasty between 789 and 808 AD along the Oued Bou Khrareb (a small stream). About 156,000 people live, worship, eat, drink and shop here, so it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Beautiful old city with so much charm, it literally feels like you walked into a time machine. The building were well preserved and the medina has such a nice charm. I loved walking around and visiting all the little shops, musuems and the mosques.I would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Samou1
Reviewed 3 December 2018

I had a variety of experiences within the old city/medina. I definitely recommend spending a full day just walking around and getting lost here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank doctorbilly
Reviewed 26 November 2018

It is amazing to wander the footpaths of this ancient and huge place. I bought some postcards showing what it was like in the early 1900s and only the people and footwear have changed. Amazing artisans, snacks, treasure-searching and people watching.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DeganWalters
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Could not suggest it more but think you need to get time to actually get a chance to feel the place. It's far from obvious, to find you way around without a guide or Google Maps or Waze. But once you get into it you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Elisabete D
25 February 2018|
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Response from ukienomad | Reviewed this property |
I can’t remember. Was just there but seems like weeks ago. Lol. I would just try googling it. Sorry I can’t help you. Hopefully somebody more knowledgeable will respond. Have fun.
Eman F
15 May 2017|
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Response from Thea P | Reviewed this property |
I know in fes there are a lot of leather shops. But watch out They dont tell you the prices until after you tell them that you want the goods. And then the price turns out to be outrages high.
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Response from kristheap | Reviewed this property |
Hi! We paid 300MAD for a guided day tour (approx. 20£) and this includes a great deal of history snippets here and there. We covered quite a lot of must see places within Fes el Bali. This exludes lunch. We booked through... More