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Casablanca Medina

Listed under Markets in Casablanca, Morocco.

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From the wide, evenly paved lanes to the lackadaisical shopkeepers, Casablanca’s medina feels more like a recreated theme park—or worse, an outdoor mall—than a relic of ancient urbanity. Even the stray cats are missing.

The medina itself is only a little over 100 years old, which accounts for the fresh facades and lack of historical ambiance. Swap the trinkets at the kiosks for cell phones and add some piped-in music, and it’d be an American mall. But if you’ve been battling hustlers for a couple of weeks, the peace is a welcome break—even if it feels Disney-ized.

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Written by  Lauren Quinn.

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