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The Souks

North of Jemaa El Fna is one vast area of tightly squeezed commerce with dozens of narrow alleyways, all lined with shops the size of cupboards selling cloth, leather, metalwork, brass lanterns, carpets and jewellery. Each area is dedicated to a single item, so a street might be packed with nothing but sellers of canary-yellow leather slippers and another with vendors of glazed pottery. Don’t fall for the sellers’ flattering cry, “Hey my friend, for you I give special price”: it always pays to haggle. Irrespective of whether you are buying or not, it is an entrancing experience.

1. Mouassine Fountain

There are two main routes into the souks: ...

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