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Address: Meknes, Morocco
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Small Group Full-Day Meknes and Volubilis Tour from Fez
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Nice spot to feel the local culture

Lots of people drinking tea and just hanging around. Narrow streets under the rooftops, a lot of small shops and food stops. Typical African environment. Buy whatsoever and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Maxim Z
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of people drinking tea and just hanging around. Narrow streets under the rooftops, a lot of small shops and food stops. Typical African environment. Buy whatsoever and bargain before you pay! And yes they have a small shop there sell the camel meat!

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Alexandria, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well both. Provincial backwaters have their own charm, including less hassle. The two granaries / stables (one of which is popularly labeled a prison because it's underground) are the most interesting and impressive local sites. The mausoleum in town is being renovated, but I hope that it's for the sake of the architecture because the honoree was a bloodthirsty brute... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We went there from Fes by train. Dar Jamai Museum, Bab el-Mansour and Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail are our interest. However, Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail is now under renovation (2017, February) and is not open to public. We thus just walked around and don't think Meknes is a must-visit. 如果在Fes停留很多天的話來這邊是可以的,而且搭火車來也很方便,只是很可惜Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail目前整修中沒有開放,如此一來就不太需要來了...

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

After Fes and Marrakech I honestly don't see a reason to take the time. We were there on a Friday when everything was closed so that may have been a factor. But even taking that into consideration, there weren't the architectural elements of Fes to make it exotic or picturesque. The main square didn't have the character of any in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This Medina is small but still you maage to get lost quickly! But it is very very crowded at certian times and i really disliked the animals (monkeys, peacocks) that they abuse for human entertainment.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We have been to the major medinas of Morocco and even though we felt that they all had their own personality , the Meknes Medina was different ! First , there are numerous beautiful buildings to see but they do not seem to be part of the Medina but set apart . Second , the area where the souks (shops)... More 

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Ede, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This Medina is nice because of the surrounding historical building, but it is always too crowded to enjoy.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The Medina in Meknes is really more of a local shopping area. It was extremely busy and crowded. I would not recommend going through it unless you want to see what the locals purchase.

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Coventry
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I stayed in the middle of this wooden ceilinged labyrinth of small "shop" open until 8pm you can buy snack,drinks, fruit, jackets, football shirts, traditional local clothing, jewellery, have your clothes repaired - lots of men sewing intricate designs onto fabric, you name it its going on in the medina just keep walking you'll come out somewhere. There are museums... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This medina has nothing to do with Fez, Rabbat or other nice Moroccan ones. Its ugly and the promenade is not pleasant. If you are there Id suggest visiting the food market, at least they have goo products.

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