Le Souk, Essaouira

4.3
Antique Store · Hidden Gem · Shopping
Browse fresh, local produce, spices, meats, and handicrafts at Le Souk, a popular and colorful downtown street market. The heart of Essaouira, this bustling souk converges a number of diverse markets with everything from argan oil, fruits, herbs, honey, and grains, to livestock and animal products. Meanwhile, nearby shops sell clothing and jewelry. Locals and tourists come here to buy, socialize, or simply people-watch. Get a pot of tea and sit on a carpet under a tent, or grab a snack from a street vendor. A flea market takes here place on Sundays. Put Le Souk into our Essaouira trip maker tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Essaouira.
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  • smaller than other busy town but enjoyable. vendor not so pushing, product pretty enough for tourists, many kind of diff shop etc...good for strolling and shopping  more »
  • We were staying inside the medina where the souk is located. Hence it was easy for us to walk around back to back to the souk. It is a large place and selling lots of stuff mostly local things...  more »
  • The souk in Essaouira has many of the same things as those in Marrakech. Spices, scarves, leather goods, etc. Bargaining is a must, and is expected.  more »

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