Marrakech Souks, Marrakech

Marrakech Souks, Marrakech (must see)

No visit to Morocco would be complete without spending hours the Marrakech Souks, of which the best are to be found alongside Jemaa el-Fnaa.

These souks are set up in narrow winding streets with stalls and galleries and where haggling is the name of the game, because nothing is priced and when you ask, you’ll be given a much higher price at the outset. Don’t worry about offending the trader, he expects you to barter and would be disappointed if you didn’t.

You’ll find everything in these souks and the only problem is to decide what you can carry home as a souvenir. There are toy camels by the score, made of suede with leather bridles; you will see traditional costumes, bolts of material beyond counting and leather goods from belts and handbags to shoes and boots.

There are ornately carved wooden boxes, jewelry, rugs and carpets. You will find traditional music instruments, and if you aren’t a good player, you can buy CD’s instead. In some of the galleries, you can watch ironsmiths and tanners at work.

When you get thirsty you will, of course, find stalls selling fresh orange juice or some of the best mint tea you will find in the city. The best part of these souks is the spice stands, where you will find every kind of exotic spice sold in jute bags to keep it fresh.

Why You Should Visit:
Loads of quality goods that you can get for practically nothing (if you can barter!) and if you like to be in the crowds and feel the vibes, just an amazing place to be.

Tip:
As there are about 11,000 shops to roam through, it is recommended to hire a guide who will tell you the places to buy whatever you want and will get the best price for you.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 8am-10pm; Sun: 9am-10pm

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Marrakech Souks on Map

Sight Name: Marrakech Souks
Sight Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Sight Type: Shopping
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk   Medina Walking Tour in Marrakech  

Walking Tours in Marrakech, Morocco

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