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Meknes, Morocco
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You really are immersed in traditional Moroccan culture here, there’s a host of sellers, cafes and sightseeing to do. Could not recommend it enough. Did see an ostrich which was a little odd!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ZedA07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Medina very much. It's less chaotic and smaller than the medina of Fes. But it was so sad to see little monkeys chained and treated badly by Maroccan men in the main square. You have to be aware that people try to get...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for an hour and cruised this Medina. A lot more locals and local stuff then in Fes, interesting. You can get lost like any other Medina be aware of your surroundings and have fun! Had a great cappuccino in the square but the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gladfly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time walking the streets of the old city of Meknès and appreciated the beautiful gates. Many traditional crafts can be seen in the small shops. Locals are very friendly.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WRashed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It looked like a really nice place, but we went there on a Friday, Muslim's holy day. So at the afternoon it was all closed and we couls not see anything about the artisans, which is something really worth to see, as we have heard.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

Being a small town, there is less of hustling and jostling in Meknese medina compared to larger cities. Not so enchanting as Fes, but has a charm of its own. Granary, stables, the lake, the prison, worth seeing.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

For the end of 2018 we (Dutch family of 4, kids 14 and 18) chose to visit Morocco. Fly to Fez and hire a car to drive our way via Meknes and Ouzoud to Marrakech. The Meknes Medina is in our opinion less touristic as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BVvdB
Reviewed 6 January 2019

If you travel to Volubilis, it is worth stopping at Meknes to see a more authentic Moroccan Medina that is busy but not overwhelmed with tourists. The city gates are beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank trvladdict
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Smaller and less crowded than Fes or Marrakech. A nice market with local and mass-produced items. Mostly locals with very few tourists.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank uncle_albert5
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Both the Museum Dar Jamai and the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum are closed for renovation. There is little to see in the ciry beyond these sites. Although the medina's wall and doors are pretty, they are not worth the trip by themselves. Check to see if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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21 April 2018|
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Response from GPhillipsMBE | Reviewed this property |
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20 December 2017|
Response from Karen A | Reviewed this property |
Hi from our experience most hostels will be happy to arrange someone to guide you through the Medinas. MAPS ME an app works to a point but sometimes loses connection in the medinas. If you just get lost. .you can ask... More
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
Yes I only spent half a day there and then went to Volubilis which is also worth doing. If you have a car it only needs an hour or so to visit.