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"A DAY AT DJEMA EL FNAA7:00 am..." Djamaa El Fna - Square Tip by SirRichard

Djamaa El Fna - Square, Marrakesh: 28 reviews and 30 photos


Favorite thing: <BR><font color=red size=+1>A DAY AT DJEMA EL FNAA</font><BR>
<b>7:00 am</b> At <font color=red>Mic Mac Bakery (1)</font> (by the Post Office) or at the many cafes in the <font color=red>Bab Agnaou Street (2)</font> (a pedestrian street) you can have an early breakfast. If you wanna see the square awakening from a terrace, go to the <font color=red>Cafe Glacier (3)</font>.<BR>
<b>9:00 am</b> The first performers arrive: fortune tellers, orange juice sellers, henna women... Cross the Square to the <font color=red>Argana Cafe (4)</font> and have a mint tea at the terrace. Buy a newspaper in the newsstand close to the <font color=red>CTM Hotel (5)</font>.<BR>
<b>10:00 am</b> Enter the <font color=red>Municipal Market (6)</font> to see the rush in this moroccan food market, buy some oranges (real cheap).<BR>
<b>11-13:00</b> Have an orange juice at one of the many stalls around (2,50 Dh). Wander around the souks, entering via the <font color=red>Souk Semmarine Street (7)</font>, the main long covered street of the the souks. If you get los (you will!), ask for the Djema el Fnaa Square, or just take a taxi back...<BR>
<b>13:30</b> Lunch at a terrace (shade required), for instance in <font color=red>Cafe de France (8)</font> or at the <font color=red>Residence de la Place(9)</font>, witha nice view of the Square at noon.<BR>
<b>15-18:00</b> Back to the souks, bargain and wander.<BR>
<b>18:30</b> Take a ride in a <font color=red>Horse-drawn carriage (10)</font> now that the sun is down. 80 Dh for 1 hour, 50 Dh for 1/2 hour, 30 Dh for a quick ride.<BR>
<b>19:00</b> The <font color=red>sunset</font> is one of the main shows in Djema el Fnaa. The terraces (Cafe Glacier, Argana, Cafe de France...) get really crowded at 19, so go there in advance to take a place. The main performers start moving around, the square gets at its best!!<BR>
<b>20:00</b> The many <font color=red>food stalls (11)</font> in the center of the square are a wonderful animated place for dinner or, if you don't dare, just to walk around and have a look at the many different foods served there. Smoke and lights all around.<BR>
<b>21:00 to midnight</b>Walk around the square, look at the performers, bargain with the berbers that come to seel their goods at night. Relax and have a Mint Tea at one of the terraces, enjoy the show!!<BR>
You can take a look at some pics & portraits at the <a href=>travelogue</a>

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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