4 star rating: Recommended 39 Reviews

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  • Address: Off Djemaa el Fna
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

The souks (covered markets) of Marrakech form the teeming, bewildering sub-conscious of the city, a vast network of alleyways pierced periodically by shafts of sunlight. Each souk has a different specialty, be it rugs, leather goods, spices, metalwork or clothing. Haggling is compulsory; the first price the merchant mentions is usually a fanciful multiple of what they actually expect. French is handy but money talks and the traders know it often speaks English.

Sales gambits range from simple shouts to elaborate showcase routines served up with steaming tea. If you want to explore your luggage allowance you’ll find one of the largest assortments of carpets in the world, while more portable gift suggestions include filigreed tea glasses, distinctive pointed leather “slippers”, brass lanterns, serving platters, chess sets and baskets.

Practical Info

The souks start at the northern edge of Djemaa el Fna. Once you’ve entered it's best to simply wander the narrow, labyrinthine alleyways at will, and if you exit where you entered consider it a lucky bonus!

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Marrakech Discovery Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 149 Reviews

Discover the multiple facets of Marrakech with a stroll in the labyrinth of the narrow streets of the Medina amongst its famous Souks. Immerse yourself in ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $41.10

Souks and Medinas of Marrakech Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 17 Reviews

Visit the many Souks and Medinas of Marrakech to see the locals selling everything from fresh vegetables and spices to leather and jewelry. Be entertained by ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.41

Artisans Walking Tour of Marrakech

The only tour of Artisans' workshops in Marrakech. Away from the hectic Souks and into the workshops where highly skilled artisans show you their creative ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.50

Shopping the Souks in Marrakech

The souks of Marrakech are a maze to most visitors. Finding the right product and quality can be tricky. Book a shopping tour of the medina, taking you to the ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.99

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