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“A great shopping/looking street with minimum hassle!”
Review of Rue du Mouassine

Ranked #58 of 161 things to do in Marrakech
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“A great shopping/looking street with minimum hassle!”
Reviewed November 11, 2011

Rue de Mouassine on the North of the square runs down to Rue dar el Bacha and coming from the square is lined with shops selling all sorts of items. It's on the edge of the souks but wider and easier to navigate. Enter the archway at bab Fteuh and you are on your way. T-shirts and football strips, an exclusive clothes shop (Beldi where you can order a hand made shirt for a price) and cheap jewellery jostle with butchers and fruit sellers. Past the next archway it widens out and is lined with the usual fancy goods shops, some of which carry very impressive Moroccan designed jewellery and carpets. Ceramics are also on display. Before the next arch on the left the lane leads to Dar Cherifa, a historic building transformed by it's Moroccan owner into a library and cafe where you can relax, away from it all. Villa Flore and Cafe Bougainvillea face you next then a right and left turn takes you onto the last stretch where Cafe Arabe is situated on the right, At the last arch you can either go left to Dar el Bacha, right into the souks (passing la Terrace des Epices restaurant) or straight on and over to the Musee de Marrakech.

Visited November 2011
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“a short walk in the medina”
Reviewed November 8, 2011

The last street approaching Djemma el Fna from the north west Rue Mouassine is a right turn from Rue Dar el Bacha. It harbours an eclectic mix of attractions including a local hammam (separate facilities for ladies and gents), three mosques which we noticed, and a plethora of bazaars (including an amazing carpet emporium entered by huge brass doors) and artisinal shops. One of the main fabric and clothing souks in the medina are either on this street or lie in short lanes off it. There are herboristes specialising in herbs, spices and natural cures too. The well reviewed Cafe Arabe is to be found here as well as Cafe Bougainvillea. Many "souk" scenes were filmed here for "Sex and the City" we were told. The street exits at a gate called Bab Fteuh and from there the square is directly ahead.

Visited February 2011
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