General information about the souks of Marrakech

The souks of Marrakech are wonderful .

While you are in  the red city , with Marrakech private tour  you will discover the different sections of the souk.

You will ,without any doubt, fall under the charm of this stunning Moroccan imperial city.

 Accordigly , your   trip to the souks is, without a doubt , essential.

Whether you are looking for a bargain or simply for the pleasure of the eyes, so you should not miss such a visit during your Marrakech private tour.

Like Fes  and other cities ,Marrakech is ranked among the most beautiful cities in Morocco.

Its souks which are  among the largest and the most incredible ones in the country .

You can find everything you want such as : crafts, jewelry, spices, rugs , clothing, cooking…  

The history of the souks is old, it is a place favored by caravans who used to trade their goods before facing the Moroccan deserts.

After a while , the city quickly became a gathering place for people and then they settled around it, forming different streets and villages.

 The activity of the souks of Marrakech mobilizes more than 40 000 craftsmen with many specialties in different fields.

In  Marrakech private tour, you will lose your head among the different products quickly.

Go with the  flow , negotiate and get some beautiful souvenirs from Morocco.

Don t forget  that negotiating represents a real game  between the tourists and Moroccans.

Once in Marrakech private tour, you will go from one souk to another .

Then you will see how each one of them is destined for a specific type of merchandise. 

Don t  worry to get lost as Marrakchi people  are very available to show you the paths.

 Getting to the souks of Marrakech is very simple, all you need to do it to go to the famous Jamaa el Fna square then venture into the medina.


 the most interesting and beautiful souks to discover in Marrakech :


  • Smata souk (babouches)
  • The Chkairia souk (leather bags)
  • The jewelry souk (gold and silver souk)
  • The souk El Hadaddine (blacksmiths)
  • The Zrabi souk (carpets)


It is impossible to visit Marrakech private tours without  discovering the  medina and  its souks.

The market  has districts  and it is so big , a real labyrinth where it  is sometimes good to get lost.

Do your best to   discover the different rhythms of scents and colors. Live the adventure with Marrakech private tours.

The Smata Souk :

If you want to purchase the Moroccan babouches or slippers , you are in the right place.

In this souk ,  you will discover during your Marrakech private tour,  thousands of slippers .

The Babouches  cover the walls of the small streets of the souk  and they are everywhere .

The Moroccan slippers are colorful, curved, and embroidered with golden thread or with beautiful pompoms.

While in this paradise , find your happiness ,  find that pair of shoe that will fit your soul per excellence .

 the Carpet souk :

The souk is  few steps from the Smata souk.

if you are looking for goods coming from Ouarzazate  then you are in the right place.

whatever kind of carpet you want, you will find the one that fits your taste just right here.

As a result, you will feast your eyes and you will learn different meanings and origins about the Moroccan carpets.

You will also discover  that Marrakchi sellers are always generous and ready to give you all the information you need.

 souk Attarine :

The souk specializes in spices where you will find many spices and mixtures for cooking tasty Moroccan dishes.

If you are planning to make a Moroccan dish,   ask the spices seller about the recipe and the spices that will go with it and be ready to live a whole new experience while you are in Marrakech private tour.

The leather souk :

If you are a leather fan, then don’t worry there is a souk only for it, called the Cherratine and Serrajine souks.

in these two souks you will appreciate the work of leather in all its forms and splendor.

At Souk Cherratine that you will visit during your Marrakech private tour, you will be able to find bags, wallets, and also belts

Serrajine souk, it is the great Moroccan tradition which is put forward with saddles and boots that are made there.

The mdina souk -marrakech

Are you inspired by the Moroccan culture and you want to learn more about it, then there is no better place to do it than visiting the Dhaibia souk . the jewels souk


With Marrakech private tour,  all you need to do is to open your eyes and to find the items of your dreams objects.

Pieces of jewelry from Arabic tales such as pendants, bracelets, and rings with a very unique and specific design.

You will also find real Berber jewelry with their unique old style and design, and even more modern jewelry as well as antiques.


Souk el Khemis

This souk was once a former camel market and transformed today to a huge flea market.

The whole place  is now home to many second-hand dealers and their objects of all kinds.

People come  Souk el Khmes to search for old objects ,furniture  paintings , doors , old carpets with the real deal .

Souk Sebbaghine :

Because of the new methods and technologies, there are fewer and fewer dyers working, in this souk . 

In this section , workers tint wool  and dye it  under the sun- 

Actually , artisans dip wool and silk. you will be amazed by the beauty of colors in this souk in your Marrakech private tour.


 the souk Chouari

Basket makers create and manifacture beautiful items in this souk which worths a visit . 

There are many colored baskets and artisants decorate them with pompom

In this souk, anything is possible all you need to do is to turn on your imagination.

in the souk Chaouri you can also see the work of the wood turner and buy beautiful kitchen utensils as decorative objects.


All the souks in Marrakech that you will visit during your Marrakech private tour, are open from 8:30 am to 21 pm .

Some of the artisans will OPEN  later in the morning, but they  will close  later in the evening,

It is also worth noting that many shops are closed on Fridays as the most religious day within the week.

During the weekday’s merchants may leave their shops for a few minutes  to go to the mosque during prayers.

Just be a little patient and then you will have the objects of your dreams in your collection.


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