Souq El Ghezel

Northern Atlantic Coast

This large, tree-shaded square makes an interesting stop on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons when women run an auction and employ men to show off the goods – costume jewellery, caftans, tablecloths – to the gathered crowd. Somehow they remember who has bought what and the winning bid. Formerly a wool market, colourful skeins can still be seen for sale here.

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