Full of touristy rubbish for sale but the sheer volume of all the souks makes it fascinating and atmospheric.
The souks are an amazing place. I'd advise being firm. Only stopping if you are considering buying. When you are given a price barter and start at 1/3 of the price given. An amazing experience to walk through even if you aren't planning on buying. 'You can look for free!' Taking photographs, may not be free!! Enjoy!
Fun, interesting and a place you have to see and get lost in but the products are repetitive and I do wonder if they come from somewhere other than Morroco. Prices are ridiculously high and even halving the prices and sticking to them through relentless bargaining whilst the trader attempts to add unwanted items to the 'deal' we were left... More
Talk about the bizarre bazaar..... think every sound and color and labyrinth you've ever been in and multiply it by 10..... 'that's' the Marrakech Souk. Between the snake charmers, and the food stands, the piles of colored threads in one kiosk next to the piles of colored shoes in the next one, next to the colored hand woven blankets in... More
We were lucky and had a guide. Be careful of your possessions and don't stop to look if you don't intend to buy. If hassled just keep on walking and don't speak.
Remember to barter only if you are serious about an item. Be firm and sensible and dont be took in by the animals outside the shops to get you inside. be film and polite. and ladies cover up with a shawl or scarf or you will be stared at, respect the culture.
It's a large market with some great little shops and stalls. Then there are a lot of repetitive stalls of clothes, bags, mirrors, trinkets etc everything is promoted as 'genuine Morrocan', Morrocan it may be, quality most of it is not.
Some amazing little shops here! Wish I had longer to spend time. Be careful of your pockets, bags and your hands you will be accosted and they want to take you to show you their shops, jewellery and try to do a henna on you which you will then be demanded to pay a ridiculous amount of dirham for! Avoid... More
I guess I'm not really going to be setting the Tripadvisor fraternity alight with this review, as anything that I could say has already been said. What you'll need for your day ( you'll probably need a good few hours ) in the Marrakech Souk: 1) LOTS of energy as you'll be walking......a lot 2) LOTS of banter as these... More
I traveled with my girlfriend and the Souks were a must-see in Marrakech I was told. I expected it to be hectic but it was something else. Sometimes the shopkeepers were friendly but a lot of the time they were rude and over-harassed and on one occasions we even got chased for a short while after refusing to buy some... More
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