Habous Souq (New Town Market), Casablanca

Habous Souq (New Town Market), Casablanca

The Habous Souk, or New Town Market, located on the Boulevard Victor Hugo in Casablanca. The area is also known as the New Town which is cleaner, newer and more enticing than the old town. The market is open Monday through Friday from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm. Tours should be booked ahead of time.

The New Town was put together by the French colonizers. It was intended to be a modern, organized neighborhood, cleaner, but a bit French. The New Town Market sells all manner of goods. It has a carpet auction, friendly shops flaunting traditional clothing, shoes, slippers, hand made jewelry. There are book stores and open air cafes, restaurants and bakeries.

The atmosphere of the area is more relaxed, much less pushy than the old town. Deals can still be found and there's always time for tea. Go east on Victor Hugo Boulevard past Mahkamat el-Pasha. Enter through the archway by the Cafe Imperial and voila! The Habous Souk.

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Habous Souq (New Town Market) on Map

Sight Name: Habous Souq (New Town Market)
Sight Location: Casablanca, Morocco (See walking tours in Casablanca)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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