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Le Souk

95 Souk Jdid, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Relaxed Atmosphere compared to Marrekesh

Really enjoyed Le Souk. So relaxed, much more fun than Marrekesh. No pushy merchants. You do need... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, New Zealand
Lovely but beware of spice prices

We had a lovely time staying in Essaouira for a week. We visited the market several times and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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95 Souk Jdid, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed Le Souk. So relaxed, much more fun than Marrekesh. No pushy merchants. You do need to watch the prices, and what you are given is what you looked at. The prices are good and shopkeepers are willing to bargain. Nice not to be...More

Thank Janr20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely time staying in Essaouira for a week. We visited the market several times and found the prices good and the people friendly. Do be aware that some of the spices you might be sold are not what they seem, the bagged...More

Thank Chrisgale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice market, with easy going shoppers. Very artistic city in general, which is probably the reason you are not being annoyed by local shoppers, like in Marrakesh for instance. Prices can also be bargained significantly less in this shouk, because they are based in...More

Thank Johnmir13
Reviewed 19 March 2017

And come here! Smaller but more relaxed and easier to manage. Some sellers are a little bit pushy but overall most don't harass you and it's easier to actually look at what's on offer.

Thank Fejoia
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Many shops have prices listed and the sell is not as hard and constant as in Marrakech. We bought several marquetry boxes ranging in price from 10 DH to 40 Dh. Prices for wood was much cheaper than in Marrakesh but textiles were comparable

1  Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We have been in casablanca, fez, Marrakech but impressed with people in essaouira who are friendly and feeling comfortable when doing shopping or activities. The town also is nice decorated, what is asking for more... the price seems better than Marrakech yet be careful you...More

Thank Nhu D
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The market is a lot cheaper and more quite than in Marrakech which makes it more comfortable for the first time travelers. Just be careful on some marketers which are offering "to stop for a tea" - we were sold fake and overpriced spices by...More

Thank Gerda A
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This souk is easy to get around and manageable. It is colorful, people watching and great bargains on all kinds of gifts and presents. Less pressure and easy going negotiating.

2  Thank Joel K
Reviewed 19 December 2016

it's a huge open-air market. the best thing to do is to walk from the streets to the alleys. You will find street sellers, stools and trendy stores. Don't forget to bargain :)

Thank Saad A
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

It's fun walking around the souk of essoauira.its flanked with cafes and street vendors, shops and more shops . And the most famed argan oil apothecaries ..most of which are cheaper in these souks than it is in marrakech..plus it is from the cooperative societies...More

1  Thank chandrapriti
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Business days and business hours? Is this souk closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday? I'm going to enjoy buying some Jewelry in here.
15 January 2017|
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