Top reasons to visit:

  • Culture (310)
  • Shopping (309)
  • History (239)
  • Food (161)
  • Monuments (136)
  • Old Town (120)
  • Architecture (120)
  • Markets (98)
  • Sightseeing (92)
  • Friendly People (73)

Fez was highly rated for shopping by 31 guests from the United States!

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Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Fez.

Shabana
Shabana, Singapore

15 days ago Report

Shopping in Fes is more laidback and relaxing compared to Marrakech. You will not be harassed by people desperate to sell their wares to tourists. The alleys of Fes old medina is filled with artisans (who I believe should be highly paid for their unique handicraft skills) who sell the work of their labour. One that stuck out was this guy who carved intricate Arabic designs and handwriting on marble slabs.
The shopowners are friendly and will always ask where you are from. Do not be surpried if they greet you in your native language.
The people in Fes and Morocco for that matter speak fluent Arabic and French. Some also speak Spanish and Italian.

What is it in Fez that makes history come to life?

Samantha
Samantha, United Kingdom

12 days ago Report

We got a guide through the hotel, but was quite disappointed with the service - felt it was a tour of the local shops, and I think this is quite usual with most guides.

How can you enjoy the sights in Fez while avoiding the crowds?

Nursamaa
Nursamaa, Venezuela

14 days ago Report

In the medina it is almost impossible to avoid the crowds. People are very friendly. If you get lost, ask a shop owner, the older the better.

What makes the people from Fez so friendly? Tell us your story.

James
James, South Africa

11 days ago Report

There was a wonderful range of merchandise and good prices could be negotiated! Those we dealt with had great dignity and integrity.

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Fez?

Candy
Candy, New Zealand

17 days ago Report

Ask for 'tours' at the riad to share cultural experiences
  • Food 161 endorsements

Why do you recommend Fez for food?

Jana
Jana, Czech Republic

1 day ago Report

Anything, really! The rumors have it that camel burger is great (but I'm vegetarian, and Berber Eggs are delicious, too). Buy fruit and nuts on the street!
  • Relaxation 38 endorsements

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Fez.

Anonymous, Unknown location

24 days ago Report

roof teraces and hamam
  • Old Town 120 endorsements

What were the best places for wandering in Fez's old town?

Jana
Jana, Czech Republic

1 day ago Report

It's the whole deal, really. Just get lost in the tiny streets (which is not difficult) or take one of the colored paths through. Don't forget to visit Café Clock.
  • City Trip 38 endorsements

What makes Fez one of those classic city-trip experiences?

Shawkeen
Shawkeen, United Kingdom

21 days ago Report

Amazing 3-hour educational walking tour delivered by tour guides in front of the Blue Wall
  • Atmosphere 28 endorsements

Why is the atmosphere in Fez something people rave about?

Jana
Jana, Czech Republic

1 day ago Report

It's an oldest, medieval city, and you can feel that. Berber culture is different from arabic. It's very raw.
  • City Walks 47 endorsements

What's the best way to make the most of Fez by foot?

Mustafa Murat
Mustafa Murat, Turkey

7 days ago Report

You need a guide which can be arranged by Palais Faraj staff.
  • Convenient Public Transportation 3 endorsements

Was it cheap, fast, or easy to use? What made it so simple to get around in Fez?

Assia
Assia, United Kingdom

17 days ago Report

I would recommend to get taxis to go everywhere you need. The riad is at 2 min from the parking called "Ain Zlaten" ( keep the name in mind). For reference, the price of a journey from the parking to Fes station is 12 Dirhams and to the commercial centre ( Borj Fes), it is 8 dirhams.
  • Street Markets 53 endorsements

What's your best advice for browsing without feeling hassled by vendors?

Jana
Jana, Czech Republic

1 day ago Report

There's no escape from hassle. No single street. Better brace yourself.
  • Alternative Culture 42 endorsements

What aspect of the culture in Fez was so different than back home?

Patricia
Patricia, United States of America

27 days ago Report

There is nothing like Fez back home. It's the oldest medina in the world, no cars, many cats and a complicated maze where they people who live there get lost!

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