Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and here, apart from the polite people, the clean streets, and greenery everywhere, you can find some of the best souks in Morocco. From food and spice markets to crafts and souvenirs, here are the best souks you must see in Rabat.
Marché Central Rabat
This souk, located in the entrance of the medina, is the most popular among locals since it is large and has everything you would need, such as fish, meat, spices, flowers, vegetables and much more. It does tend to get a little bit smelly around the fish area, so if you’re sensitive to foul smells you would be better off staying near the vegetables and flowers!
In this souk you will find all sorts of jewellery, from rare pieces to cheap rings. In 1912, Kissaria was once 2.5 kilometres (1.5 miles) long, but has expanded from the cobbler’s street up until the silk vendors. Kissaria souk has many streets, with the most important leading to Souk Al-Ghazal, and is considered an important national heritage.
This popular souk has been around since the French Protectorate, since before 1956. Here you’ll find a wide range of plants, from trees to water plants, and is truly a hidden treasure inside the medina. The things you find here you won’t find anywhere else!
This magical souk is one you’ll only see in Morocco and nowhere else in the world. In this market you’ll find all sorts of spices to cook the most divine dishes, organic and homemade perfumes, and the best of all: Moroccan grandma homemade remedies! This is a true jewel that you must visit while in Rabat!
This market is typically just for trading wool or buying coloured pieces of wool that you can use as carpets or clothing, depending on the type you have chosen. It is also the biggest square in the area of Salé and gets very busy on the weekends!
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