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Seen a few markets but this one has a bit of everything, especially in the evening when all the food vendors also setup.
From snake chamers to an old man selling false teeth.
plenty of restaurant in the area as well.
Very busy and chaotic, but with so much going on.
There are many shops selling local crafts, as well as clothes and shoes and leather goods.
People expect you to haggle, so don't buy things without trying to lower the price.
The orange juice and...More
This is a very big and very lively square including fruit stalls , snake charmers , story tellers and folk bands.Night time is the best time to visit but ladies beware of henna tattoists who will try and charge you a small fortune for thier...More
We landed friday morning and was told from where we were staying it was a straight walk directly to Jemaa el-fnaa. They werent too far from the truth. Friday lunch time is a time of worship so alot of the people are not around and...More
Everyone knows it. Fun to visit for once. Interesting but it is not worth a second visit. Noisy, dirty flea market. Not much to buy but pleasant to explore and although very touristy it is still a place for locals
Ok, there some positives: all the day and night actions, food are good :)) mustafa 97 and one like 134 with fish..., there is one very good Coffee by MEcafe ( cafe au lait)
Nearby very big french cafe, cost only 1€.
- negatives: noisy,...More
It’s nice and famous place but... the monkeys are on chains:( very sad view. Please don’t give that people money for that so maybe they will stop using them :( You can’t go and just look on things because every single time they will want...More
What i loved over here are the rooftop cafe or restaurant. I don’t think is expensive, a main meal it is around 7-12€ max . Or even cheaper depending what place you pick . The market it is very traditional with snakes , monkeys, henna...More
Response from bcostapereira | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can book a guide for sure, just ask at your hotel or riad! An alternative is to get a guide directly at the square! There are plenty around and its not at all expensive! For 10 euro or so they will show you around... More
Hi, you can book a guide for sure, just ask at your hotel or riad! An alternative is to get a guide directly at the square! There are plenty around and its not at all expensive! For 10 euro or so they will show you around for about an hour. Cant remember our guides name but we met him at the square and he was excellent. He was an older and very calm gentleman so you can go to the square and try to choose a guide that seems appropriate.
Note that its a busy place with lots of noise and activities, but its perfectly safe. A guide will be an advantage as he can speak with vendors and keep any hassle away.
They have snake charmers who will come up to you and put snakes around you or guys with monkeys who will approach you so be ready for that. They wonts hurts you, its just a bother.
If your worried about anxiety, perhaps go to visit during the day as there are less people around and its calmer.
However, the square is at its best at night with food stalls, music, storytellers, and all.
If you want to avoid the confusion, stick to the outer side of the square and avoid the centre where all the chaos is.
Above all, do enjoy.