Djemaa El FnaCurrently Open
- Address: Rue el Ksour , Marrakesh, Morocco
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Walking Area, Square, Street Market, Family And Kids, Street Food
Djemaa El Fna - Review
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
05 AM - 06 AM
44.02% of people start their Djemaa El Fna visit around 05 AM - 06 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Djemaa El Fna
90.14% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Djemaa El Fna
Djemaa El Fna Map
Djemaa El Fna Trips
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Djemaa El Fna, Marrakesh Reviews
True Moroccan experience! The square is full with people, vendors, locals and tourists as well. You can see monkey and snakes as well, although they are captured somewhere in the Atlas and used here to attract tourist. Be mindful and do not support these kind of businesses. In the middle the people at the food stalls can be really pushy, however trying the snail soup and some fresh juice worth the price! Just be aware that these vendors automatically give you the bigger portion, while the price of the small portion is written everywhere
This is an open marketplace that local business owners or individuals gather in to sell their products and services. It’s great as it has everything from food to clothes and cosmetics. Be careful of those who allow you to take pictures with their monkeys and snakes, as they eventually ask you to pay a big amount of money. Be sure to ask about the price of the service before actually taking it. The fresh juices are refreshing and tasty, as well as all the restaurants there.
Quite an experience! I went here just after sunset and it was very crowded. Be mentally prepared for what this place is. Say 'no' to any shady characters trying to stop you and sell you or lead you anywhere. Also be prepared to barter hard for anything you want to buy. Don't buy anything at sticker price here. Note that sticker prices are quite high, but those are high on purpose because you are expected to negotiate a lower price. Also, I highly suggest you eat at one of the rooftop restaurants surrounding the square. Very nice view and a nice place to take a break from the busy streets.
Bizarre and refreshing. Busy and hot. Interesting visit to the square. Do not buy anything at asking price! Barter with them. Do not follow anyone who offers to help guide you through the market. We made this mistake. They lead you down a deserted alley, far away from your destination, then extort you!
We went at night for the first time. It was really amazing to walk around. There is a lot of people and tons to see and do. It is very very busy at night, especially on Friday and Saturday. It can be a little overwhelming with everyone trying to sell you anything they can, get you to their restaurant or bar, or offer you a tour. During the day there is horse carriage rides, snake charmers and monkey acts. We tried not to partake of encourage the animal acts since the animals do not seem to be well taken care of. Overall it's an interesting experience with lots of good restaurants and places to checkout.