If you can see the ramparts, you're either just inside or just outside the medina. In some respects not much has changed here since the Middle Ages. The medina is still a warren of narrow cobblestone streets lined with thick-walled, interlocked houses; designed to confuse invaders, the layout now serves much the same purpose for visitors. Donkeys and mules still deliver produce, wood, and wool to their destinations, and age-old crafts workshops still flourish as retail endeavors. When walking the narrow streets of the medina, keep to the right-hand side (and keep your shoulder-bag to the right also) as mopeds often zip through at great speed with little respect for window-shopping pedestrians.
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