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“Go to say that you have been... Then get away fast!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marrakech Souk

Marrakech Souk
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Medina Guided Shopping Tour in Marrakech
Ranked #18 of 154 things to do in Marrakech
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Heidelberg, Germany
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96 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Go to say that you have been... Then get away fast!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

It is an experience but it becomes annoying very quickly! The vendors, the monkey handlers, the henna artist, the snake charmers are too pushy and overbearing! Just looking is not and option, they bug you to death! Beware of the guys who want to show you around! They are not being "nice" they will ask for money in the end!

Visited July 2013
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Espinho, Portugal
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129 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lovely week in Marrakech”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

This is where all shopping happens.
Prepare yourself to bargain and bargain for everything. The 1st prices are always 4 to 5 more than you pay, so bargain!

Visited July 2013
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Interesting at first...then repetitive.”
1 of 5 bubbles 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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York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“Not to be missed shopping experience”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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319 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Cool place!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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