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Men at work

A pittoresque square where local men are still tinkering with metal objects under a large tree... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Heli P
Helsinki, Finland
Craftsmen everywhere!

Very lively place with plenty of craftsmen working with copper. At some times of the day, they play... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Eric L
via mobile
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The metalworkers' Souk is firmly set on the tourist trail to the famous medieval Chouara tannery and provides an ideal rest stop to pause over a snack and coffee at the Seffarine cafe before proceeding through the medina. This cafe also provides a panoramic view...More

4  Thank Benjamin B
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Interesting to see copper utensils etc. being hand crafted in the same way and with the same skills that haven't changed over the centuries. The small square wasn't crowded when we were there in April so it was easy to see the craftsmen at work,...More

1  Thank ChrisandMick60
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like other reviewers we really enjoyed this. The copper wok is exquisite and watching the men at work is like being back in another century....so wonderful to get handmade articles that will last forever. The noise is amazing but I fear for the hearing of...More

Thank Tracey011
Reviewed 17 August 2018

While roaming in the Old Medina, a nice spot is this square, where several craftsmen work copper to produce pots and other souvenirs. It brings back to old times.

Thank Corrado R
Reviewed 7 May 2018

A pittoresque square where local men are still tinkering with metal objects under a large tree. They don't even mind their picture taken in comparison to some in the souk who will easily start shouting at you. The tradition of handmade brass and copper objects...More

Thank Heli P
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Loved our experience in this area of the market. The workers were so kind and their work was stunning.

Thank alalor
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Very lively place with plenty of craftsmen working with copper. At some times of the day, they play some traditional music and work on the metals following the rhythm. Very enjoyable!

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Can't describe it but it's such a pretty, charming square with a beautiful tree in the middle of it and metal workers undertaking their crafts, shops lined with beautiful products. It's hard to miss and is a welcome sight after being in crammed pathways through...More

Thank doofvfood
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

You won’t miss the hammering sound from the artisans working on their copper-ware which looks like nothing has been changed for the past 1000 years.

Thank Getaway292350
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The local craftsmen make metal pots and pants also souvenirs for tourists. You will walk thro this area.

Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This square is where the industry is metal work; making pots, pans and brass goods like lamps etc. So you can see the industry at work and hear the rhythmic sounds of the hammers used to shape metal. Worth visiting this and other neighbouring places...More

Thank alikarim
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

During our road trip we found several places like this one. If you like copper souvenirs then you might find interesting this little market.

Thank likornios
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