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Fes el-Bali

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Fes 30000, Morocco
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Ornellaia1995
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I say interesting as this place is unique and what’s more, they are spending money on the maintenance and improvements as and when required. We encountered a refurbished area which really was a disaster when you see the before and after photos. Saying that, they...More

Thank JimK975
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We have had the privilege of staying in this part of the Medina for the last few nights. We have not only had the pleasure of a great hostess in our riad, but the people we've met have made our trip. It also nice to...More

Thank sidbaker1
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

It is a historic walled city of 300,000. There are many mosques and you will hear call to prayer at appropriate times. It is fascinating to walk around & busy! We avoided being out after dark as we were warned there is potential for crime....More

1  Thank obdocSanJose
Reviewed 26 September 2018

The oldest part of Fes is a World Heritage Site and deservedly so. The oldest of the four imperial cities dates from the 8th c. The world's oldest university, Al-Karaouine, is here. So is the famous tanneries. It is a bit antiseptic to be taken...More

1  Thank Terry M
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

There is so much to see from the mosques to the medina to the madrasas to beautiful walls and vista points to see the city. As far as trash, my friend and I thought that considering the narrow streets and the ancient aspect of the...More

1  Thank BloggerLinda
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Avoid morocco if you can. If you can't, definitely avoid Fes and Marrakech. My primary two reasons are 1) The local folks (especially in the medina) treat you like a walking ATM 2) the food cleanliness standards are VERY low - my travel partner and...More

1  Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 14 September 2018

If you decide to visit this fantastic place, I recomend you hire a guide to show you different places and let you learn about culture, food, monuments, religion and so on. Our guide was really great! Hanane: +212 669-204482. She works in one of the...More

1  Thank delbonid
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Roam around the Medina, breathe the crazy chaos of the biggest pedestrian area in the world, and step back to medioeval habits that are still enchanting travellers here. With the right mood, it's a must-see.

1  Thank Corrado R
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

One big maze, but beautiful to walk around. Its handfull to get a official guide with you, not necessary but u will are places where you wouldnt come alone. There is also no hassle if u with a guide

1  Thank Dennis P
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Elisabete D
25 February 2018|
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Response from Olena S | 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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Candice B
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Response from Kristhea P | 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