Essaouira is a city really "apart", there is such a special atmosphere as in the '60s and '70s, Essaouira was the holiday resort of rockstars and icons of the hippie movement such as Jimmy Hendrix or Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin. It retains a decidedly open spirit of this period and welcomes a tourist population quite different from other Moroccan cities, including musicians, poets, and surfers from all walks of life, and of course travelers eager for architectural splendors. The result is a very unique atmosphere, at once very casual, simple and spontaneously friendly.
One of the most famous markets of the city takes place on Sunday and is called " La Joutia" which means a place where everything is thrown away. This market is a huge junk where old boxes, chests, cupboards, tables, furniture of all kinds, rugs, clothes, accessories or decorative objects are stored for years. The Joutia offers to whoever wants a unique show, and to others the opportunity to make real finds.
Located in the north of the town, this huge market, equivalent to the "chips" found elsewhere in France, is the dream of bargain hunters and collectors. "Joutia" is also the term for the traditional second-hand auction market, which is also held every day in the medina (plot next to the grain market, facing the spice souk). Nothing is new, everything is used, haggled, reusable, resold to the highest bidder, frankly useful or even simply inspiring. Thus objects and clothing have a second life. Sellers plays carts and even artists expose their finds and creations on the clay or some mats.
"Joutia" is also how we call souks in Marrakesh. The Red city is rich in its vast markets that surround the town.
Plenty can be found, for instance, the embroidery souk in a small street near the Ben Youssef mosque. There are many hand-crafted works ranging from traditional tunics to pareos. Also Bab Kemis, which is full of treasures and open every day of the week, especially on Thursday and Sunday morning, street vendors display their merchants ...
Also, the Medina which is the old part of the city can be described as a huge open market where vintage or second-hand clothing can be found everywhere when walking aroun
With nearly a million inhabitants, Fez is the third most populous city in Morocco and one of the richest city culturally speaking. The city is formed of uncountable markets but the important thing to remember is that the city is renown worldwide for leather and its unique qualité; the leather souk is called " JELD" souk.