• Marrakech Medina: Almost every form of Moroccan arts and crafts can be found within the souks and shops of Marrakech's medina, and it's this gluttony of choice -- rather than quality -- that makes this the number-one shopping destination for the majority of travelers. From antiques to woodwork, it's all available and ready to be haggled over.
  • Fes el Bali: Fes is well known for its high density -- and high quality -- of carpet emporiums. Although the interested buyer is spoiled for choice, Fes's carpet dealers are like no other, and setting aside enough time for the bargaining and tea-drinking process is essential to a successful purchase. Also within this ancient medina, you'll find a wealth of workshops called foundouks, where you can see many of the traditional crafts still practiced. Fassi potters are located just outside the medina's walls and are among the best in Morocco.
  • Souk es Sebbat (Meknes): This is where you'll find some of the country's finest handmade Moroccan slippers, or babouches. Each small stall is jampacked with rows of colored babouches, and the sales pressure is pleasantly minimal.
  • Tiznit Medina: Tiznit's Souk des Bijoutiers, or Jeweler's Souk, is a maze of more than 100 small shops selling mostly silver Berber jewelry and accessories. Initially practiced by the town's long-departed Jewish silversmiths, their Berber cousins now continue the tradition within Tiznit's attractive little medina, less than a couple of hours away from modern Agadir.
  • Essaouira Medina: Within this seaside resort's increasingly popular medina is an eclectic mix of art galleries, a jeweler's souk, and shops selling everything from local thuya woodcrafts and argan oil-based products to surf wear and handmade leather goods. Reflecting the whole medina itself, the hassle from shop owners is relatively mild, and the whole process is much more pleasant than that in nearby Marrakech.
  • Rabat Medina: The major bonus of shopping within Rabat's medina is the lack of hard sell by shopkeepers. Along the main shopping streets of rue Souiqa, Souk Assabbat, and rue des Consuls are shops selling everything from high-quality carpets and handmade jellabahs to hand-carved wood furniture and jewelry.
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