The souks in marrakech are the best place to visit and a must-see, you should get lost in the labyrinthine souks to taste the sweetness and the fun of a real adventure, at every corner you will find something that tempts you through the winding alleys, hidden courtyards, and bustling markets to uncover the best of the treasures of souks .
Full of life hot and busy during the day , colorful and shining at night, street sellers and shops keepers come out, everyone of them show their best products to passerby.
For not getting lost there is a lots of souks, each one has its own name, according to what they sells:
If you are intersting in leather, you can visit :
- Souk Cherratin : is the main area to find leather; especially the Moroccan leather is known the world over for its fine quality. There are endless shops decorated with colourful leather sandals, slippers, beautiful stylish bags,belts, purses, wallets, and anything else made with leather.
- souk smata : also known as the slippers souk , it a place where you can find babouches.
if you planing to see masterpieces made of iron, you must go to :
- Souk Haddadine is the blacksmithing souk where you find exotic pieces full of creativity
- Souk Seffarine : brass souk also a place to visit.
if you want to see stylish indoor and outdoor furniture, accessories, decor of pottery and carpentry:
- Souk Fekharine : poetry souk, the stallholders and the bright colours of stalls piled high with pottery.
- Souk Chouari is the main carpentry souk, primarily with goods made of fragrant cedar wood.
If you are intersting in spices and perfumes :
- Souk el Attarine: you will be overcome by a vibrant mix of colours and aromas, with large vats piled high with exotic spices. It’s the perfect place to pick up all the fragrant ingredients you make your favourite Moroccan dishes at home.
And for souk Bab El Khemis a sort of flea market, available every Thursday and Sunday during the whole day, where you can find Used goods, cheap items, collectibles, and antiques are commonly sold.
Experiencing the souks more of a pleasure than an endurance test, so… go find out.