Explore the Souks of Marrakech

Explore the Souks of Marrakech

Marrakech’s souks are a winding labyrinth of narrow alleyways and streets packed with market stalls, where the locals do their shopping and merchants try to entice tourists with their offers and discounts.

The souks begin on the northern part of Jemaa el-Fnaa and spreads through numerous passageways and streets, finishing at the Marrakech Museum. Visitors will be able to purchase clothes, fabrics, food, spices, pottery, jewellery and many other traditional Moroccan products in these fascinating traditional markets.

The souks are divided into various professions for example, basket makers, hardware dealers and leather workers are all grouped together and are just some of the merchants you will find in Marrakech’s vast souks.

Bargaining and haggling

In Marrakech it is typical to bargain and haggle in any shop or food stand. However, the focal point of all bargaining and haggling happens in Marrakech’s souks. Visitors should never pay more than one third of the asking price and this applies to all stands. 

The best time to visit the souks is early in the morning, since in the afternoon the stands will close gradually and you will not be able to appreciate the souks in all their glory.

Not to be missed!

Visiting Marrakech and not exploring its winding bazaar is like visiting Istanbul and not discovering the Grand Bazaar. Leave your hotel and take your time to discover this authentic and charming open-air marketplace.  

Transport

By foot, on the northern end of Jemaa el-Fnaa.

Nearby places

Jemaa el-Fnaa (302 m)
Marrakech Museum (442 m)
Dar Si Said (487 m)
Ben Youssef Madrasa (551 m)
Bahia Palace (734 m)