Category Archives: Jemaa al-Fnaa

El Waha Café Restaurant: Jemaa al-Fnaa

El Waha Café Restaurant is located on the eastern side of the central square of Marrakech (Jemaa al-Fnaa), a convenient 5 minute stroll from Riad Dar Habiba but only a 10-15 minute walk from any of our other Riad’s. El Waha … Continue reading

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Argan musicians in Jemaa al-Fnaa

As the sun set’s over the central square of Marrakech, performers, magicians and musicians descend on Jemaa al-Fnaa to perform for the thriving crowds that circulate within the area. One group of musicians who call themselves the ‘Argan group’ have … Continue reading

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Taj’in Darna: Jemaa al-Fnaa

Taj’in Darna is a cafe/ restaurant located on the Eastern side of Marrakech’s central square. Serving a variety of traditional Moroccan dishes and refreshments it’s cosy rooftop terrace is the ideal space in which to stop and refresh your batteries … Continue reading

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Lamp sellers in Jemaa al-Fnaa

Lamp’s have held a hugely high value in Moroccan architecture and design for hundreds of years and are used in all four corners of Morocco to decorate shops, restaurants and houses. Hand-crafted Moroccan lamps come in all shapes and sizes … Continue reading

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Amal Saha: Jemaa al Fnaa

You never truly quite know what to expect before venturing into Marrakech’s thriving central hub, Jemaa al-Fnaa. A five minute wander through this ancient space and you will witness acrobats, story tellers and magicians all competing to hold the gaze … Continue reading

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Snack Toubkal: Jemaa al-Fnaa

The centre of Marrakech (Jemaa al-Fnaa) is not only the cultural hub of the red city, it’s also a thriving centre for cuisine. Here you will find restaurants, cafe’s and open air stalls to match any budget. Tucked away on … Continue reading

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Gnawa music in the heart of the Medina

From the red city of Marrakech to the sleepy oasis of Essaouira, one thing you will not miss on your visit to Morocco is the intense presence of ‘Gnawa’ music. From single musicians to  whole troops practice this art form … Continue reading

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Babbouche: snails of the square

Moroccan snails are a street-stall staple and many people will tell you that the perfect place to try this delicacy is in Jemaa al-Fnaa, the center of Marrakech and the heart of the red city.  Served in a peppery broth … Continue reading

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The Tankkacht of the Medina – Moroccan copper-work

Marrakech is a ancient city which has acted as a hub of trade and commerce for nearly a thousand years. One of the most fascinating aspects of the cities rich and diverse history that is well worth your attention is … Continue reading

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The snake charmers of Jemaa El Fnaa

Snake charming is an ancient skill in Morocco and those who practice this art can always be found in Marrakech’s central square, Jemaa El Fnaa. Although there are a myriad of remarkable sights to be discovered in the centre of … Continue reading

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Orange juice stalls in the centre of Marrakech

Situated in the middle of Marrakech, the central square (Jemaa El Fnaa) truly can be described as the beating heart of the city and a day spent wandering through the groups of performers, artists and musicians can indeed be thirsty … Continue reading

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Jemaa el-Fnaa – open air food stalls

Although there are a myriad of restaurants, cafes and food stalls to choose from in Marrakech, your visit won’t be complete without eating out in the central square of Jemaa El Fnaa at least once. As soon as you approach … Continue reading

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Film Festival

The Marrakech film festival takes place in late November / early December each year. There is often a strong indian flavour with tributes to Hindi cinema. There are usually free screening of films projected on large screens in the main … Continue reading

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Cafe Talaa

The Talaa Cafe is an inexpensive and very pleasant establishment near to the Marrakech Museum just opposite the entrance to the souk semarine. Talaa Cafe is conveniently located for our Marrakech Riad Cinnmaon. A good range of traditional Moroccan dishes, … Continue reading

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Snail seller, Mostafa Elbahja

Mostafa Elbahja is the self appointed NUMBER ONE Babbouch (snails) vendor in the Jemma al Fnaa square, in this film he explains in comical fashion the health benefits of eating his snails marinaded in spices like the cinnamon, ginger, cumin, rosemary and aniseed. … Continue reading

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