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“A haggle in the markets” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marrakech Souk

Marrakech Souk
Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #10 of 150 things to do in Marrakech
Activities: Shopping, People-watching
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“A haggle in the markets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

My wife and I decided to book a week in Morocco, as we had heard many wonderful things about country, but nothing could have prepared us for what we experienced. One place one should definitely visit is the souks (the market) in the old median of Marrakech.

If you are a tourist no doubt you shall stand out and be prepared to be called and pulled in to their shops and be sold anything from shoes and handbags to small animals, when the owners offer a price, half it automatically and then negotiate, you will have to push but you will neg the person down if not they will rob you blind. One thing you must make sure that if you are going to take a picture be prepared to pay for it and at times it can work out expensive. Do try the food in the stalls, we tried a few but the one that stood out was stall number one named Chez Aicha, the food was unbelievable and service was even better and cheap. Do also try the Mint tea although if you do not have a sweet tooth ask for the sugar to be put on the side.

And finally do go the panoramic restaurant and get a terrace view and enjoy the circus of the souks come to life and watch the stalls being set up, a truly unbelievable experience,

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“exciting but keep you wits about you”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Amazing experience shopping in the souks, amazing sights and things to be bought. Just have your wits about you, you will be approached constantly, but be prepared to say no, and aim to pay a quarter of what the shop owners originally ask you! bartering is very un- british, but you'd be a fool not to try it in the souks. the souks are like a maze, it's fun to get lost in them, but i'd advise finding your way back to the main square before it gets dark so you don't get lost in an unknown area....

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“Alladin's world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Mixture of exceptionally creative artisan & also perhaps one of world's greatest con-artist. Pure entertainment.

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“AMAZING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We had so much fun shopping in the souks!! the locals are very friendly, they can be a little pushy so be sure to barter with them as they do inflate their prices dramatically with foreigners and dont be afraid to say no if you dont want something! Avoid eye contact if you are not interested in their products.There is so much choice and we are very happy with our purchases - rugs, lanerns, clothes, and so much more! Great experience.

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“Maybe later!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

"Maybe later!!" - remember this phrase, you'll need it! Just smile and be firm - everyone will want a piece of you, and your wallet - but they will leave you alone if you're firm. Unforgettable memories...

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