Shopping Guide in Morocco

The Souks, or the local markets, and the larger bazaars are among the most remarkable attractions of Morocco. If you ask a local or a tourist visiting Morocco, about the most famous and the best place to shop and buy souvenirs, the answer would be the same; it is the Medina or the old town in Fes and Marrakech.

If you want to venture beyond the tourist façade, the silver annex of the market promises to showcase bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings,l you will be given the way to handmade items including magnificent carpets, copper jewelry boxes, cashmere scarves, tablecloths, soap powder, semi-precious stones, woodwork, babouches (slippers), tailored clothing, leatherwork, pottery, mosaic tiling, brass and copperware, cotton and silk weaving, drums …

The adjoining spices market is a chock a block with heaping barrels of fragrant and colorful exotic seasonings such as cardamom, sumac, saffron, cumin and Argan oil.

It is expected to be invited for a cup of mint tea while showing his products in the best manner possible. However, the tourists should not feel obliged to buy something until they find an item they really like. Maybe in many markets all over the world, iwhen you find an item that you want to purchase, especially if it's an expensive product, is to offer the seller half the price that the seller has identified for the item. Certainly the seller will not accept half the price and would stick to his full price telling the tourists how expensive and good his products are, sometimes he would lower the price a little bit. As you are interested in the item you will do the same and the seller, if it you really reach the last price you are able to offer, it is always a good idea to make a walk away pretending you are leaving the store which would often dramatically lower the price of the item.

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