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“Interesting at first...then repetitive.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Marrakech Souk

Marrakech Souk
Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #14 of 91 attractions in Marrakech
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping, People-watching
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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“Interesting at first...then repetitive.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Lots of sights and sounds, but we found the place a bit of a hassle during the day and sketchy at night unless you are in very touristy areas. After you've seen the following stores; local dress and shirt shops, shoe (slipper shops), bag shops, wood shop, lamp shops, pottery shops, metal work shops, spice shops, olive shops, rip off pharmacies selling watered down products, carpet shops, a few fake clothing/football shirt shops then I'd suggest getting a taxi back to your hotel and thinking if your trip to Marrakech was really worth all that money. Save some of the trip and visit Jardin Marjorelle.

Visited July 2013
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“Not to be missed shopping experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Although the constant hassle can get you down, this is an experience not to be missed. Keep your wits about you and you will soon learn to be firm but friendly with the shopkeepers.

Visited June 2013
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“Cool place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

You can get lost in this place, it's a labyrinth of shops, they are endless one after another, colorful and fun to see and observe the shop owners sleeping left and right. Most are selling the same artesanal items. We didn't buy anything cause we weren't interested in things that are not practical in our world and we didn't want to haggle or to be hassled by shop owners, we just wanted to relax and let place take us to another time.. Wear your walking shoes, some places are quite dirty.

Visited June 2013
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“Cheap imitations”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Be prepared to bater. Never pay the first or second price haggle. We liked the imitation goods. We weren't too keen on the beggars or the 'come into my shop' people. We didn't like the animal trainers. Overall.. visit the souk and hopefully enjoy a different culture at first hand.

Visited July 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Single and married women”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

It is much easier if you are married to travel in the souk as married women are not addressed and it could be a good ploy to carry a ring and walk the alleyways with a male fellow traveller.

Visited December 2012
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