In large shady arcades, shops and stalls offering every Moroccan craft from carpets, hammered copper, and colourful pottery to wood carvings and sculpted leather are lined up next to each other. You are in the lively neighbourhood of Habous: located in the southern part of the city, just behind the Royal Palace, this area was designed to resemble a traditional medina.
Respectful of Muslim styles and traditions, there are, of course, many places of worship, including the Mohammed V Mosque, plus various souks, several hammam steam-rooms, the kissaria (covered market) artisanal crafts mart… With its Provencal influences, Habous is an authentic small town full of arcades, pedestrian streets, and airy, welcoming squares. And there's plenty of market action: the souks selling olives and spices are the best in town. And don't forget Bennis, the best pastry shop in the country.