The famous gathering place in the walled Medina of Marrakech , Locals and visitors gather here each evening as the carnival of the Jeema el Fnaa unfolds around them. A must see spectacle for your Marrakech visit, and a short evening walk from all of our centrally located boutique riad Hotels.
The Jewish community has a long history in Marrakech and Morocco at large, indeed the history of the community stretches back to antiquity under the Roman empire following the dissolution of the Jewish state in 70 AD with Jewish people arriving after the destruction of the Jewish state. The Jewish people received relatively kind treatment under the sultans due […]
On the South side of the Jemma al Fnaa square between the night time food stalls and the crowded open space packed with performers is a row of spicy tea vendors. Each offers his own brew with exotic ingredients like Ginseng, Cardamon, Star Anis, Lemon Balm and Fenugrek. The competing recipes are proudly displayed, very […]
Pharmacists in Morocco can dispense many drugs, for example antibiotics, that would require a prescription in Europe. The Pharmacie de la place is conveniently located overlooking the main Jemaa al Fnaa square and has exceptionally helpful staff. There are many other chemists in both the medina and the new town. Your Riad staff will be pleased […]
The Marrakchi is a well known and well loved restaurant situated next to Cafe France on the North West corner of the main Jemma al Fnaa square in Marrakech. We particularly like Marrakchi at night, ask for a window table, the view down to the square is stunning. The menu includes a variety of traditional […]
Cafe France is a Marrakech institution, located at the north west corner of the Jemaa al Fnaa it has been a meeting place and watering hole for Europeans since the days of the French Protectorate in Morocco. It was redecorated at the end of 2009 and inconveniently for the new visitor the Cafe France sign […]
Around dusk in the north west corner of the Jemaa al fnaa the famous-dacing boys gather and start to perform. The dance and accompanying music will build to a crescendo many hours later. The cultural origins of this tradition lie in the fact that it would be considered innapropriate for women to put on such a performance. Visitors […]
There are many sights and sounds in the vibrant Jemaa al Fnaa, the main square in Marrakech Morocco. One of the more curious is the sights of brightly dressed men moving throught the crowds (often ringing bells or callingout) carrying goat skin bags of water and brass cups. The explanation is that they are water […]