Habous Souq (New Town Market), Casablanca
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 Location: Casablanca, Morocco (See walking tours in Casablanca)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
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