Djemaa El Fna, Marrakesh
About Djemaa El Fna, Marrakesh
Djemaa El Fna, Marrakesh - Address
Address: Rue el Ksour
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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Walking Area, Square, Street Market, Family And Kids, Street Food
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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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Djemaa El Fna, Marrakesh Reviews - Write a Review
Amazing square in the heart of Marrakesh. Truly comes to life after dark with musicians and snake charmers from across the country. Incredible food and a great atmosphere. Busy, and people will ask you for money for photographs so be careful. Keep a special eye on your belongings. Best to watch sunset from above the square. There are some great cafes and restaurants and even bars serving alcohol that are dotted around the outsides of the square.
Very cool area to see, but be aware of the ladies selling henna--if you even slightly make eye contact they will attach to your side, grab your hand and start putting the paint on you without consent. They will then try to charge you 500MAD ($50), don't pay this much! It's only worth about 100MAD if you actually fall for the scam..hopefully you don't :) If you go to one of the food stalls, the food is good and safe to eat! However, be aware that they will bring items that you did not order, as if they are complimentary, but NOTHING IS COMPLIMENTARY and they will charge you for everything. As long as you remember that, you should be able to enjoy the market!
I just love this Square. It’s an ordinary square during the day but it transforms to a busy, musical, restaurant, and entertainment scene! It was nice to see how locals do their entertainment. I didn’t understand anything but it was a nice experience. If you walk around you’ll notice the people trying to get you to eat in their shops will tell you that you’re skinny and starving. Haha
A must see place in Marrakech. The only issue is that people will look at you as a euro/dollar sign. They will always give you their highest price first when trying to sell you anything and bargaining is expected. I found the best way to bargaining with them is to give them a half price contra proposal and if they don't accept just say thank you and walk away. They will then tell you their best price.
Real charm in a quaint village setting. Spa is adequate and priced well. Food service is basic but good quality.
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