The other reviews have described why it's well worth a visit to La Mellah. Here's another good reason. A trip to Marrakesh isn't complete without buying some spices, natural remedies or the very popular argan oil. These can be found all over Marrakesh, but the best place to buy them is in La Mellah the Jewish Quarter. They buy direct from the Berbers who come down from the Atlas mountains once per week and auction of the spices etc. Your not only get the best prices, everything has a set price here, so you can look and see how much they cost before purchasing, unlike the souks in central old town who come and buy wholesale here and then add their bit on and charge what they can get away with.
The street with the spice shops in, can be tricky to find we got some luck on this from the lad who's dad own's the rug shop right next door to the Bahia Palace, the shop is directly left of the palace. After walking through what felt like a trip back to biblical times, we came to the street with spice shops running the whole length of the street. We shopped at number 150 run buy a lad called Mossafa another family run business with a welcoming no hard sale attitude, in fact refreshingly the complete opposite to the souks.
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