The Medina of Rabat

The Medina of Rabat

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The Medina of Rabat is a compact medina where you can shop perfectly. Compared to those in Marrakech or Fes, the Medina in Rabat is surprisingly quiet and orderly. According to many, the medina in Rabat is one of the best places in Morocco to pick up a nice souvenir. It is like everywhere in Morocco, the heart of the city. Merchants really sell everything here! Gigantic carcasses of cows or sheep dangle right next to a carpet shop, and meanwhile the smell is obscured by dozens of shops selling dried herbs and spices. A medina is a feast for your senses.

Today’s Rabat was built outside the Medina, making the Medina an impressive piece of history today. But because it is not so busy in Rabat, the old medina is less chaotic and slightly more accessible than in other Moroccan cities. Feel free to get lost, because that’s the only way to discover Morocco in real life.

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Roof terraces of Fes

The roof terraces of Fes

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Fes is gigantic and you can only really see the real size of this metropolis when you view the royal city from one of the roof terraces. Fes is beautiful during the day, but at sunset this Moroccan spot becomes truly enchanting! When the sunset begins, the sky turns light orange and red. This gives a fantastic view over the Medina of Fes.

The roof terraces are not only recommended in the evening. But during the day you can enjoy a cooling mint tea and the wonderful tranquility. As soon as you arrive at one of the roof terraces, you immediately feel the peace and you can finally relax in the busy city.

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The souks of Marrakech

The souks of Marrakech

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In Marrakech you can shop like nowhere else. Especially in the big souks in the Medina, these are filled with colorful things. The Souks can be found in the old center of the city and are small streets full of markets and shops. Here you can find cheap traditional products such as spices, soap and art, but also souvenirs and modern products.

You can walk into the souks from the Jemaa el Fna square, and then get lost for hours in the small streets. The souks are colorful, busy and the atmosphere is typically Moroccan! Firm negotiation is necessary because you can often pay ‘half of half’.  Don’t buy from the first shop you come across, but compare the prices carefully.

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The Medina of Fes

The Medina of Fes

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Fes’ medina (called Fรจs el-Bali) is the oldest and largest in all of Morocco and even North Africa. Dating back to the 9th century, the medina encompasses 1,200 years of history. The old medina is a seductive labyrinth in which you are sure to get lost. But walking through these medieval alleys is an experience (The medina consists of 9400 alleys!). Because of its historical significance and cultural importance, the medina is also on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

In the Medina, you can wander, shop and photograph endlessly. Take ample time to get to know the ingenious street pattern, either on your own or with a guide. You can book guided tours at most Riads and hotels. It is good to know that Talaa Seghira and Talaa Kebira are the two main streets in the medina. The two main streets are easy to spot as they are a bit wider and busier than all the alleys. These streets are also where you will find most of the shops and restaurants. It helps enormously if you know where they are to find your way around the medina. Using coloured markings, you can follow the route of your choice. You have to pay attention here though, the markings often hang quite high on the wall.

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Bou Inania Madrasa

Bou Inania Madrasa

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The Bou Inania Madrasa, this Koranic school in Fes is one of the most photographed places in the city. The Bou Inania Madrasa, is located in the middle of the narrow streets of Fes’ medina.

A madrassa used to be used as a Koranic school. A few decades ago, the brightest students were prepared here to become lawyers, imams or other dignitaries. Fortunately, these are no longer used today and it is now open to visitors.

The Medersa Bou Inania is very similar to the famous Koranic school in Marrakech in architectural style and details, but is a lot smaller and generally a lot quieter. Here you can admire the beautiful carvings and detailed mosaics at your leisure. But the prayer hall is for Muslims only.

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The tanneries

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If you look up Fes on google, you can’t have missed it. You must have seen pictures of the world famous tanneries. If you visit the Tanneries, you will soon understand that it is one of the most visited sights in Fes for a reason!

While walking through the streets of Medina in Fes you are constantly approached by men who want to take you to the tanneries. Better ignore the men and follow the signs. You can generally take a look for free and sellers are happy to tell you more about the production process for a small tip. Once at the top you get a beautiful view over the colored baths in which the leather skins are softened or given a new tan. An impressive process that can be quite smelly. It is a great pleasure for the eye, not the nose.

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