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Le Souk

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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A Souk for all tastes

The Souk here is much smaller than Fez and Marrakech but also much easier to get around, has a good... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2019
AdrianT-Perh
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Perth, Australia
A more laid-back souk with a wide variety of goods

Essaouria's souk comprises a major part of the medina (old walled city), and is much smaller than... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2018
Carol A S
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Marietta, Georgia
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95 Souk Jdid, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 11 January 2019

The Souk here is much smaller than Fez and Marrakech but also much easier to get around, has a good range of goods and is quite a bit cheaper. There are several sections to the souk with one area being the main shopping, souvenirs etc....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank AdrianT-Perh
Reviewed 27 December 2018

Essaouria's souk comprises a major part of the medina (old walled city), and is much smaller than souks at Fes, Marrakesh and Casablanca. Many shops and vendors line Ave. al Aqaba. Side streets are narrow, some with dead ends. The souk is busy, crowded, colorful,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 10 December 2018

essaouira is kinda nice, in that it is beach side and smaller than marrakesh. but the beach is dirty, the fish market is filthy and the souk is full of rip offs. this city is just not that great, and i do not see why...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Chad R
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Magical place to loose yourself in the magic here, amazing colours, the spices, the people don’t really bother you, ok ok, the odd few shops will ask you to come in or take a look, but you must got, experience real life, don’t hide in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Stephen E
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We walk around the Medina during all the day and enjoy it. You can find everything there like beautiful artisanal products, argan products, incense, handmade bags, shoes, carpets, etc...

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

So, yeah, people, products, everything in that chaotic order you'd expect them to be, but compared to the craziness of, say, Marrakech, this is just the right amount of nagging and offers. It was worth checking out.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ceciliasurjan
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Less hassle than the big city, friendly requests to browse but no pressure. Shops cafes and galleries a plenty.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank tezpil
Reviewed 21 April 2018

I wanted a straw beach bag. I went to numerous shops, but one that's inside the little fish market in the souk gave by far the best price. His starting price was pretty much half of everyone else and he still gave room to bargain....More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Alissa G
Reviewed 18 March 2018

The Essaouira souk is a joy for shoppers with very little in the way of the hassle and aggression that many visitors claim to suffer in Marrakech or other large cities. Of course the shop-keepers want to sell to you but they won't come on...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Koshkha
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

This is a smaller version of a Souk than other areas in Morocco but I found it to be less congested and less hassle from the vendors. I thought it was also a bit cleaner than most as well. Lots of lovely items to sell...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank ukienomad
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