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Marrakech Souk

Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #15 of 91 attractions in Marrakech
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping, People-watching
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lincolnshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This is a must see place, and is mad and crazy but utterly wonderful. The souks are amazing and full of tiny stores, narrow alleys and you will get lost. So much inside you won't know where to start. Went on a guided tour first to give us some confidence on walking around later on our own. it's a maze... More

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Holland, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The souks are not for everyone. I recommend only visiting for an hour or so, because it's easy to get tired of it. The vendors really just want you to buy their product, so whatever price they give you, offer 75% lower and you'll settle somewhere at 30-40% of the original price. If you don't really, really want to buy... More

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Hundreds of tiny stores filled with all kind of goods and unique Marrakech atmosphere. Don`t try to find your way through narrow streets, just relax, enjoy and somehow you`ll always come back to Jemaa el Fnaa square.

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Dinas Powys, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The souks are another unique part of Marrakech, Go and absorb the colour and atmosphere and try your hand at haggling. The majority of stuff on offer is tourist quality but look hard enough and you will find some hidden gems.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Get lost in the alleys and shop a lot... do not forgett to haggle!! closing at 40-25% of the price. Did not like the aps in cage at the square.

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London
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

The biggest culture shock, this can be a bit overwhelming. My tips: 1) do you actually want the item (or is it "holiday purchase")? 2) how much will you pay (go to centre artisanal to assess fixed rate prices)? 3) if you can't get the price you want WALK AWAY 4) only engage if you are interested. Which essentially puts... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited the souk on our first day. You can find some good bargains there if you are willing to haggle. I got a scarf from 950 dirham down to 150 dirham. The shopkeeper was not very happy but we got a good bargain. However, I did not like to get hassle by so many shopkeepers and... More

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High Wycombe
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Very busy during the day and evening and lots of touts trying to take you to their brother's shop or a tannery tour. Avoid these guys!! Talk to the traders calmly and quietly and get yourself a deal. Just remember you have to fit it all into your suitcase!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Although the souks have beautiful products to sell that were obviously skilfully crafted the selling techniques are vile. I was dragged away from my boyfriend who couldn't find me and drawn on without asking for it and once he found me they demanded he paid for defiling my hand. They were super aggressive and shouted abuse at us if we... More

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Fabulous place to visit, like Fes easy to get lost but if you find a visible landmark and make it your 'base' it gets easier. The square towards sunset is worth watching from a nearby upstairs café as it morphs from a busy, snake charming center of all things 'Marrakesh' to an awe-inspiring food fest - with stall holders selling... More

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