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
56.1% of people start their Djemaa El Fna visit around 06 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Djemaa El Fna
86.49% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Djemaa El Fna
Djemaa El Fna Trips
Djemaa El Fna, Marrakesh Reviews
Great open space surrounded by the many souks. Great shopping and you can always just ask how to get back to the square if you get lost in the souks. All the entertainers get money from UNESCO as part of the world heritage site so don't feel you have to over tip them. In the evening pop-up restaurants appear with some really good local food. Try and pick the one with the fewest tourist for the most attentive flavor.
As a tourist experience, this is unmissable in Marrakech. Go at night and have a mint tea from one of the cafe terraces overlooking the square. It's a dazzling kaleidoscope for all of your senses. Remember that the custom is that people expect payment if you photograph them - best be discrete. Expect to barter if you buy anything. Keep stuff safe from pickpockets. And consider dressing respectful of the culture.
This was one of the coolest places I've been and I wish we'd have had more days to explore! It was alive like nothing else, even at midnight. The reason for only three stars is because the vendors, particularly the food vendors are not just rude, but excessively aggressive and mean. It doesn't matter how you say no or if you just ignore them, they harass you and, if you're women, think it's ok to grab and touch you. The juice guys were fun but the kebab guys were over the top rude. That being said, there are some great little restaurants tucked away, you just have to find them. Also, we found some unique souvenirs after dark! It's a completely different place during the day than it is at night!
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
A great experience and very nice food in the evening food markets, just make sure you know the number of the stall that you're going to and don't tell anyone else that offers to show you to it 😂 I can highly recommend no. 14 who serves fried fish, calamari, salsa and aubergine puree. Incredible food and at about 50dh per person! Visited by lots of locals and tourists alike, also don't be afraid to venture into the old Medina for a slightly more laid back shopping experience!