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Souks of Essaouira

Listed under Markets in Essaouira, Morocco.

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Clustered off the 18th Century medina, some of Essaouira's souks have survived the years, still proudly displaying their textiles, spices, jewellery and other handicrafts, but some of them, the corn souk and the wool souk, are more visitor attractions than working marketplaces.

Souk des Bijoutiers used to be the flea market but it's been upgraded into the jewellery souk and has been swamped with shops full of several generations of jewellers. As well as traditional styles, there's also more contemporary jewellery being produced here.

Between the two squares of La Joutia, the flea market, and place Marché de Grains, the old corn market, are the tailor's shops. Most of the shops around the old corn market now sell spices, spilling over from the nearby spice souk, Marché d'Epices.


Written by  Amylee.

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