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
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!
- 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.
- Take the Local sight seeing bus or even any of the local municipal buses, all of which stop at Djemaa El Fna.
- There a number of food stalls in this area.
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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
Fun place with a lot of happenings. More lively at night than during daytime. Street food is delicious and fresh fruit juice is excellent and cheap. Watch out for touts who will try to route you to their favorite store so they get commission. Don't expect any free advice or directions.
It is a must when visiting MARRAKES. Beautiful market, a lot of restaurants, street artists... Be prepared for special high prices for tourists. Be prepared for aggressive sellers and for bargaining. The locals will probably stop you with the best offer ever... But tomorrow in the other cities you will find the same product for half price. They will ask you for money money money... Again and again.
The craziest place I’ve personally ever been to! We stayed in a hotel just down the road from the famous square, so I was basically home on Djemaa el Fna, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Everybody is busy, hundreds of salespeople sell jewellery, clothes, food, tea, and everything else you could possibly imagine. There are snakes whisperers, people with pet monkeys, gamblers, just an incredible atmosphere. Locals are there by the thousands, paired with just as many tourists it creates an unreal experience that seems to be straight out of a movie.
Beware Busy ,bustling, local music in the square Please be careful in the streets to the north around the souks . 'Helpful' locals may suggest that you may like to go to the leather (or Berber) market as it a special day ( perhaps because something else is closed). They will lead you a good way show an area where leather is produced then on to a leather shop. This will be followed by demands for money with menacing threats. On other occasions a 'special' day led to a shop but without any further demands.
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.