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“Negotiate, negotiate, negotiate” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marrakech Souk

Marrakech Souk
Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
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Marrakech Discovery Tour
Ranked #12 of 62 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, People-watching
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Bucharest
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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“Negotiate, negotiate, negotiate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

You can find very nice and good things there but you have to negotiate here for everything….if you can! Nice and tiring experience.

Visited June 2013
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Saskatchewan
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“What a great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This was one of the highlights of my visit to Morocco. I was part of a tour but I went back in the later part of the afternoon with four other women. At no time did we feel threatened. It was awesome! Felt like we were in a movie set! Yes, it was noisy but that was part of the charm.Yes, everyone wants money for photos but you don't have to take the photo. That is their lively hood. Helen made a good point about unofficial tour guides and beggars.Bathrooms are sketchy and hard to find. I would go back in a heartbeat!

Visited May 2013
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“Bargain, bargain, bargain!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We have mixed feeling abou the souk. It's definitely worth visiting but ladies, you may want to wear something less revealing because everywhere we turn, we get a lot of attention. But we think it's not harmful but still made us uncomfortable.

Also, we thought we did a great job with bargaining but later found the same merchandise still selling for less than what we paid for!!

But it was fun.

Visited June 2013
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“Remember to bharta!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Loved the experience but do not let them bully you. Advise them u fetch police if they become harassing, and tell ladies with the henna u r allergic as they will try to squirt you if you do not buy. If you are caught taking photos of the snake charming or traditional dress they will want to charge also. Do not give to begging children or unofficial tour guides.

Visited July 2012
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Ottenbach, Switzerland
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“Great place to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The souk is really great to see. Don't talk to every merchant, just go there and walk and walk and walk. Don't panic, you will find the exit. I love it.

Visited May 2013
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