Arts & Crafts in Tangier

Las Chicas

Just outside the kasbah, this is an eclectic mixture of a shop, stocking art pieces, homeware, cosmetics and some exquisite designer clothes, alongside a cafe. Massage is also on offer.
Arts & Crafts in Tangier

Ensemble Artisanal

Undergoing renovations at the time of our visit, this government-backed arts-and-crafts centre is a good place to see the range of local crafts and watch the artisans at work. There’s no haggling, as prices are fixe…
Arts & Crafts in Chefchaouen

Ensemble Artisanal

Chefchaouen remains an artisan centre and, as such, an excellent place to shop - especially for woven rugs and blankets in bright primary colours. Many shops have looms in situ, so you can see the blankets being mad…
Art & Crafts in Tetouan

Ensemble Artisanal

This government-sponsored emporium is a hive of activity, with carpet weavers, leatherworkers, jewellers and woodworkers all plying their trades. Prices are fixed.
Arts & Crafts in Tetouan


Leatherwork is one of the local specialities. You can go straight to the source of it at the small tannery in the north of the medina.
Drinks in Al Hoceima


For alcohol try Bougamar, the local liquor store, where bottles are dispensed from behind the counter pharmacy-style.
Food & Drinks in Melilla


There are plenty of small grocery shops in the streets around Parque Hernández. For the complete supermarket experience, go to Supersol on the road to the frontier.
Market in Tangier

La Casa Barata

Literally ‘the cheap house’, this large flea market carries everything you can imagine, from vegetables to electronics to carpets. The best opportunity to find real treasure, and an experience unto itself.
Antiques in Tangier

Boutique Majid

You can get lost for hours in this exotic antique shop, but the real gem is Majid himself. Straight out of central casting (including his red fez) he will regale you with stories of the Rolling Stones and other lumi…
Jewellery in Tangier

Bazaar of Silver Jewelry

The name says it all: two floors of glass cases full of silver jewellery from throughout Morocco, both new and antique, and great staff, too. Located in an obscure alley near the Café Central, Petit Socco.