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Marrakech Souk

Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #11 of 62 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, People-watching
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Dublin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

If you're in Marrakech you have to see the souk. It doesn't matter if you're looking for something specific or you just want to see how this place looks like. Be assured that someone will approach you and say that in tihs particular stall prices are very good for you. These guys speak in 10 different languages and they will... More

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Carcassonne, France
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Some beautiful things and some cheapies - distinguish as it is over priced. The best shops are those whose owners don't harass you into buying and show you their range knowing you can come back or walk away for good. The rude ones are to be blanked fast.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I loved this souk. After being to the Allepo and Damascus souk, Khan el-Khalili in Cairo and Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar in Istanbul..this one is a favourite. So much variety on offer and a great buzz which does retain some tradition flare. I found I could get items for 75% off the initial asking price...if you bargained hard.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

this is not be missed, brave it and take a stroll. "everyone gets lost"as they say. there are so many stalls and so much to experience. The silver jewelry is lovely (be sure to look for the stamp that assures it is sterling), and the spices and tea are not to be missed.

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Oslo, Norway
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

It is madness, but you will remember and cherish the memories. However, there is a difference btw rue Mouasssine and rue Semarine, the latter having more rubbish on display.

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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed my second visit to the souks in marrakech. The locals were very friendly & willing to have a laugh with their customers. Do not be afraid to say no strongly, they won't mind! Venture further into the souks to get the best prices, the sellers at the front of the souks will always ask for more, as... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Heard alarming stories of being misled and women mildly abused. And not much worth buying. Advised not to accept offers of help and keep valuables safe.

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Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

But if you like a challenge go for it. Be selective. There is lots of crap- and they know it. Try to get off the main pathways and ask prices from different vendors. They all have the same thing - so if the first 3 give prices walk down to the 4th or 5th and try your hand at haggling.... More

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The senses are assaulted by the sights, sounds and smells of this amazing place. Lots of traditional crafts (pungent tannery) and modern tacky stuff. Difficult not to be ripped off but I see it as a bit of charity. Tagines excellent value.

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Weihai, China
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We headed into the souks from the square confident in our Marrakech map. Whoops! It did not take long to get hopelessly lost in the labyrinth of market stalls and vendors. New to Marrakech we fell for the whole free trip to the tanneries tour but refused to give any money, much to the anger of our originally friendly guide.... More

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