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Don't waste your time wandering around the Medina

The Medina is a huge maze that only the locals know. Don't waste any of your precious vacation time wandering around lost.

Unique Suggestions Hire a guide. My daughter and I hired a fantastic guide who took to places most tourists never see. We were never bothered by the beggars because he took care of them. It was an amazingly stress free day. I would recommend Rachid B. to anyone. He spoke wonderful English and gave us a great history lesson. Contact me for his information.

Fun Alternatives Seriously, if you don't hire Rachid, hire someone to guide you around. It's too difficult to do on your own.

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Feb 08, 2007


If you get lost in the souks trying to find that particular cafe or one of the many sights nestled within the narrow alleyways and a friendly face offers you directions they will expect to be paid for their kindness.

Unique Suggestions Keep hold of your coins, they come in handy.

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Mar 11, 2008

watch out !

The most worthwhile tourist
traps are collected inside
a rather small zone,
starting in the north with
the suuqs, continuing through
the town square of Jemaa l-Fna
with its crowd of storytellers,
musicians and the Koutoubia
mosque which is visible
from practically anywhere
in Marrakech

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Aug 27, 2003

Djamaa el Fna food stalls

The food at the food stalls is not specially good and the portions are very small. Some of the restaurants arround the place (The Toukal for example) will give you something better for nearly the half of the price.

In my opinion all the square and the souk is a tourist trap.

Unique Suggestions Visit the square and for the food check the restaurants around it.

The souk is OK for a look but avoid to buy since it is not a nice experience.

Oct 01, 2007
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Be careful when driving a car around Morocco. The map had some roads, which were not existing anymore and when we turned to one of such roads, we were lost afterwards. All the people on the way were showing to different directions and always asking money for that.

Unique Suggestions So, follow only road signs and not what your map might show.

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Ensemble Artisanal

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Jardin Majorelle

The Jardin Majorelle is a very nice garden, made by the French artist Jaques Majorelle who decided in 1923 to live Marrakesh and purchased same land, and commissioned the architect Paus Sinoir to...
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The Mellah

The Mellah, or Jewish quarter, of Marrakech is famous for its spice market and so we headed there to see if we could get some of the colourful photos that markets usually provide – and nowhere more...
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Ali ben Youssef Mosque

This is the oldest surviving mosque in Marrakesh, and the largest of the mosques in the medina. It dates from the Almoravid era ( mid- late 12th century), but has been rebuilt several times, most...
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La Palmeraie

I visited this area of Marrakesh by the Hop on - Hop off Marrakech tour bus (see my transport tip for more details) It's also a short taxi ride from the city centre if you don't want to use this...
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Dyers District

After a pleasant time spent learning about the dyes and 'dressing up' ;-) (see previous tip!)I tried to explain that I wanted to see the skeins of wool hanging to dry (as I'd seen on post cards/guide...
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