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" Souk El Fakharine" Souks Tip by belgianchocolate

Souks, Marrakesh: 54 reviews and 125 photos


Ok , time to start shopping! I know people
who come to Marrakech only to do some shopping.
The pottery is very popular in europe. That
makes the prices go up. I'm sure about that.
But you can still do some nice bargains.
(prices go up because tourist with too much money
pay way too much....)

Anyway...I tried to figure out why some of the
pottery was much more expensive then other.
And it is actually simple. Some of the paterns
are much more complicated , more fine and
take a lot more time to produce. You will also
sometimes find that those bowls or whatever are
signed by the craftsman underside.

I knew what I wanted. It is hard to find the
blue ones in Belgium. I wanted two little
tagines to serve dessert in...a very little one
for sauce or spices and I saw this amazing
very fine decorated bowl.....YES!.

The bargaining? it is a sport. I hate it. Really.
When I shop I want to smack my card in the
machine and go out. I'm often not aware on what
I have paid. But here you need to play the game.

You want this one , how much?
Really? (make a sad face?)
Ok about this price?
And if I take that one also? and that one?
No , you can't be serious....
(make an even sader face , a bit disturbed too)
How about that price? A little bit higher?
Now it is time to leave the shop for a moment.
haha. Play the game , try to enjoy it

I know it is rediculous to give one adress..
you will never find it anyway. But I found him
very nice - he wasn't pushy and I felt confy.

Barigo Abdelaziz
Souk El Fakhrine
Number 15

Address: Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 11, 2005
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