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Address: Rabat, Morocco
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Simple and authentic experience of a souk

Rabat souk is not for tourists ! it's for the ones that are ready to embrace Moroccan daily life ! Few craftsmen but many shops that provide an understanding of what a (rather CSP... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Aurelie C

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rabat souk is not for tourists ! it's for the ones that are ready to embrace Moroccan daily life ! Few craftsmen but many shops that provide an understanding of what a (rather CSP average) market place is about !

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Rabat, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite shopping place with many Moroccan stylish clothe and jewelry, hand-made rugs or shoes. There you will have fun bargaining for your purchases and make friends with the merchants. It's a relaxing and fun place to visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is verging on a hastle- free status. Very low key which made it enjoyable. Good selection of things to buy.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved Rabat Medina, not as raw, rustic & showy as Marrakesh Medina, but we enjoyed it more, as people were better mannered, more tolerant towards westerners dress, it's cleaner & fewer tourists, but being close to water allows a cool respite quite easily, (no snake charmers & no one tried to sell us hashish so if thats what you want... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A medina like many others in morocco, however, prices are better and the people are friendlier, no fake guides etc. ;)

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This lively medina has everything from spices to scarves to carpets to turtles. Expect to bargain for all your purchases, which is half of the fun. You can easily spend 2 to 4 hours here meandering from stall to stall.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

One of the first Medina experiences in our trip to Morocco, I thouroughly enjoyed walking around teh medina in Rabat. It was an interesting, bustling Medina, with plenty of vendors selling all manner of goods. While bustling with activity it wasn't at all a stressful experience, and there were no hassles whatsoever. Well worth spending a couple of hours wanding... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We spent some time in the Rabat Medina. It is very touristy. There is a more authentic medina in another part of town where the locals shop. . If you are looking for great souvenirs and art, then this is your destination.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

A pretty good sized medina with lots of shops and restaurants. They sell a lot of items from art, lamps, leather jackets to furniture. A lot spices and food are sold as well. Unlike in Western retail, bartering is done here with the shopkeepers and you can usually get things for a much more discounted price than advertised. Prepared food,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Really enjoyed walking through here in mid afternoon during Ramadan. No hassles, but when I wanted help they were there for me. One of the better souks. Lots of food places in the medina- we even found pizza for 15dh. Really don't like the motorbikes that nearly take you down, but it's a reality.

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