Djemaa El Fna

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  • Address: Rue el Ksour , Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Walking Area, Square, Street Market, Family And Kids, Street Food

About Djemaa El Fna, Marrakesh

This grand square adjoining the Palace Jemma El Fna is a pot pourri of smells, colors and textures. Like a neighborhood out of an exotic movie, this place is full of esoteric and simply unbelievable sights and sounds. You’ll see old morocco men enjoying a game of cards over a shisha in one corner, you’ll encounter over-zealous shopkeepers and street chefs vying for your attention, you’ll come across fascinating magic potions, alladin-style lamps and magic carpets on sale and yet you are the exotic foreigner for them!

Djemaa el Fna can be many things to a tourist ; a chaotic but entertaining circus, an overwhelming experience or an exasperating confrontation with the reality of Morocco. For all this and much more, this place warrants a visit. Don’t miss out on the scrumptious local cuisine on offer at the innumerable food stalls. After all, the best way to visit a new place is through your stomach!

Djemaa El Fna Information

  • Stick to Bottled water.
  • Use your bread as a bowl instead of using the cutlery and crockery that is offered on the food stalls.
  • Don’t forget to haggle around a bit before settling on a price.

How To reach Djemaa El Fna by Public Transport

  • Take the Local sight seeing bus or even any of the local municipal buses, all of which stop at Djemaa El Fna.

Restaurants Near Djemaa El Fna

  • There a number of food stalls in this area.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Djemaa El Fna

  • 95% of people who visit Marrakesh include Djemaa El Fna in their plan

  • 43.83% of people start their Djemaa El Fna visit around 05 AM - 06 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Djemaa El Fna

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

90.78% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Djemaa El Fna

People normally club together Hammam El Basha and Ali Ben Youssef Medersa while planning their visit to Djemaa El Fna.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Djemaa El Fna, Marrakesh Reviews

  • What a place! So much life and bustle. Note: you will get touted so just build up the thick skin and follow your eyes and nose. Don’t take photos of street performers unless you’re ready to tip and I plead to you to not engage in animal handlers because these are all abusive cases that must be curbed. Don’t contribute to unethical tourism. Enjoy great food such as snails, fruit juices, spiced teas and sheep’s head at the market. Grilled skewers aren’t extremely Moroccan so hard skip on those.

  • Loved the market. Lots of stand to buy freshly squeezed juice, all more or less the same price. If buying anything be prepared to haggle. I was on my own with kids aged 4 & 6 and I was not harassed by sales people. Had a great guy who took me to the leather part of the market, he didn't ask or take any money from me. He didn't take me down any quiet or back roads, was in busy public road at all times. You can also take horse and carriage rides from here. Taxis and buses readily available too.

  • A wonderful place to get immersed in the culture! I loved the vibe. The place changes completely during the day, in the morning it’s much quieter than the evening. In the evening there is a lot going on, different games, lots of food stalls, and lots of people. Be aware of the men holding monkies and snakes! Especially snakes are held almost hidden in their hands. The monkeys just look sad in tiny human clothes. The traffic is something that you should take into account too; the taxis, horse carriages, and mopeds go quite fast and don’t like it when a tourist gets in the way. The cafes and restaurants on the edges of the square are all lovely and have great views to it. However, some of the most persistent sellers come to the terraces so you won’t be able to enjoy your cup of mint tea in peace. Try roof terraces (many of the restaurants have them), they are more peaceful and they have a great view.

  • It is fine to visit especially in the evenings. There is a wide selection of food. People become very annoying when you want to just walk over the area. Everyone wants to promote their food and pull you into their place. There are a lot of fruit stands where you can buy freshly pressed orange and other juices. Very tasty. During day there is not a lot to see except some people with snakes and monkeys. Come here in the evening before sunset and go to hotel la France to take a photo of the area. Afterwards have some food on the market but only eat where local people eat as well!

  • A very interesting place. It's the Old Town of the city of Marrakech. Very friendly people but in the mix you'll encounter very pushy vendors. If you see something you like, they will tell you it's one of the last ones they got if not the last one. If you don't agree with the price don't be afraid to leave it and keep looking. You'll find the same item over and over again in nearby shops. While shopping it is very important to be actively trading. Never take the first price they tell you but counter it up to 50% reduction. From there it will go on for a minute or two until you settle somewhere in the middle.

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