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“Hassle free quality souvenir shopping” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ensemble Artisanal

Ensemble Artisanal
Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5243-86758
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Ranked #7 of 65 shopping in Marrakech
Type: Art Galleries, Specialty Shops
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“Hassle free quality souvenir shopping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Situated on Avenue Mohammed V which is the road from the new town down towards the Medina, this little fixed price shopping complex is really worth a visit. You can see some of the goods being made in the tiny shops and its great to know that you are supporting local workers. We bought quite a lot there - I bought some leather and kilm cowboy boots for 560DH and a gorgeous quality leather rucksack for 650DH. My husband bought a vintage leather laptop bag for 550DH and we bought a leather jewellery box for 180DH and some handmade wooden dice in a wooden box for just 60DH. Maybe if you are an expert haggler you could get all of these things cheaper in the souk, but we were happier this way as it was so much nicer browsing without being jumped on. The little cafe area is lovely too and we had lunch there one day and coffee and cake another. If you use the cafe, make sure you use their loos downstairs as the ones upstairs are guarded well by a lady who wants your money! Oh and we also got 3 great paintings for around £20 in total.

Visited March 2013
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“Do your shopping here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Easier than the souks but not as exciting. No haggling which was great after all the negotiations we had to do in the souks. A good variety of handicrafts.

Visited March 2013
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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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“Easy Marrakech souvenir hunting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This is a good place if you want hasle free, no haggle buying, though the prices aren't always the cheapest available. Shop around, evn inside the ensemble!
Hand-made linen shirts for about £8.00, hand-made berber style djellabas for £15, pointy leather slippers for about £12, genune cooking tagines for about £15 etc...
This is a place where you can actually see the items being made in front of you too. The Zellij tiling place at the far end is incredible - we were actually shown the decorative Zellij panels being created and assembled on the floor - made my day!! They're a bit heavy to take on the plane, unfortunately....!

Definitely worth a visit!

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“better shopping than Souks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

all the arts and craft shops are in one place selling the same stuff as the souks at a much cheaper fixed prices. for example , the plastic bottle covers are fixed at 50 dirhams, where as at the souk, they start at 100, even if you start our bargaining at 50 it will only go up. it is also a government project to support disabled women. only 5 min walk from Djemma El Fna tour bus pick up stop right in front of Cyber park.

Visited March 2013
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Durham, United Kingdom
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“Useful for tourists”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Good quality products, and the prices on these give a guide of what to expect to pay as a maximum in the souks - if you've seen it priced here, you've got a fall-back when bartering and can go for the good prices in town!

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