Les souks du Maroc

The souks of Morocco

The souks are a real institution in Morocco. These are markets, covered or not, which bring together a large number of shops and workshops. These markets concentrate all the Moroccan culture and are a place where you will make unique human encounters. You will find food products, crafts or clothing. They are often organized by corporation, you will find, for example, woodworking on one side and earthenware work on the other.

Each city in Morocco has its Souk and you can find the specialties of the region there, making the experience unique each time. Finally, the Souk is a bit the expression of the identity of the city or the region in which you are!

We tell you more about two medinas that are well worth the detour if you are in Morocco:

The Medina of Marrakech is one of the most important in Morocco and has existed for almost 8 centuries. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it brings together around fifteen Souks with a total of more than 40,000 craftsmen. To visit the Medina of Marrakech, do not hesitate to start your walk from the Jamaa Lfna square (the most popular and emblematic square of Marrakech), lose yourself in its alleys, take the time to chat with the locals and taste the specialties. local (olives, verbena, mekhlouta (mixture of peanuts, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, etc.), tangia & so on).

The Medina of Essaouira is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is unique and diversified, we find there the artisanal work of raffia, wood, carpets and poufs as well as the craftsmanship of Berber jewellery. In blue and white colors, this medina is authentic. It tells and preserves the History of Morocco but especially of the city of Essaouira (formerly called Mogador).

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