A January 2007 trip
to Morocco by Heather F
Quote: Tour Hassan, the Chellah, Kasbah, Oudayas and the medina are just some of Rabat's attractions.
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Attraction | "Kasbah Oudayas"
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Kasbah des Oudaias
north of Medina area
Ave Yacoub al-Mansour
If bargaining is new to you, or the thought of persistent touts is off-putting, then shopping in the Rabat medina is for you. It is a gentle introduction to the Moroccan shopping experience, where often you have to chase the shopkeepers to get a price rather than the reverse.The tourist shops are centred along rue de Consul, once home to consulates of many countries. Today it is home to carpet shops, leather shops, shops with Berber jewellery, fossils, pottery, fabric, spices, dried fruit, paintings and lots of shoes.
Some rough prices:Babouches (leather slippers) 40 Dh per pairPouffe (Leather stools) 200 DhSilver jewellery is sold by weightCarpets cost from 150 Dh to many thousands depending on the style and qualityHand woven cushion covers 50 DhCast iron lampshades 90 DhLeather purse 200 Dh
Be prepared to spend some time bargaining. The longer you spend, the better deal you will get.Continue further into the medina, towards the cemetery, you enter the local section of the market - lots of clothes stalls, footwear, food, electronics, scarves, and sadly live turtles.
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Terres des Femmes Pottery Shop