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SHOPPING IN MOROCCO
 
 
 
 
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GENERAL
Morocco is a shopping paradise, especially when it comes to local crafts: sculpted low wooden tables, copper trays, lanterns, carpets, antique or modern dishes, cotton djellabas, silver jewelry and sandals. You have to bargain, byt with a smile! 

Well-packed, traditional Moroccan pastries can be safely kept a few days. Do not buy saffron. On the other hand, cumin, rose water and argan oil are first-class. 

AGADIR
CENTRE REGIONAL D'ARTISANAT 
This centre -a school for apprentices- sells carpets, jewelry, pottery and wooden irems. No bargining. Traditional crafts are also sold in the Souk, which is open on week-ends. 
 
MARRAKECH (MARRAKESH)
THE SOUKS 
Let yourself get lost in the labyrinth of narrow streets in the souk, which has an astonishing selection of tapestries, jewelry and copper.At the goldsmiths souk, only the merchants are allowed at 16:00 to buy gold in open air auctions. 

AL JAWDA (Moroccan confectionery) 
Address: 11, rue de la Liberte, Gueliz, Marrakech 
Tel.: (212)44433897 
Hakima Alami for the last 15 years has made traditional cakes according to her mother's recipes: Cornes de Gazelle (Gazelle Horns), Almond macarons, Almond Paste Pastillas and fesh cream Feqqas. 

L'ORIENTALISTE 
Address: 15, rue de la Liberte, Gueliz, marrakech 
Tel.: (212)44437074 
The place to find Fes plates and dishes, enameled glass, Hammered copper sugar bowls, small bottles, candleware, camel leather lamp poles. 

PLACE JEEMA EL FNA 
This is probably the liveliest area in town, seething with tourists, tooth-pullers, snake charmers and fortune-tellers. Sample the keftas and other specialities at food stands. 

COMPLEXE ARTISANAL (CRAFTS TOWN) 
Address: Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech, Morocco. 
Rel.: (212)4-443503 
Fax: (212)4-442130

RABAT
ENSEMBLE ARTISANAL
Address: Rampe Tarik-al-Marsa, on the left out of the Casbah
Traditional crafts from all over Morocco are soldin one area of Rabat. They include pottery, wood and wrought-iron pieces, embroidery and carpets-ll meticulously arranged in artistic display.