The world famous Jemma al Fna square is packed with Entertainers. Acrobats, snake charmers, storytellers musicians and a host of other performers all compete for attention and each individual has a personal story to tell.
Check out the accommodation at our fantastic Marrakech Riads just five minutes from the main square.
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 often with rows of ingredient jars on view. The tea itself is brewed in ornate brass urns and served in simple Moroccan glasses to be consumed standing at the side of the stall. A bargain a just two or three dirhams a glass!
Our Marrakech Riads offer the perfect base from which to explore the ancient Medina. You can be sure of warm Moroccan welcome at Riad Papillon and Riad Cinnamon. Make contact today to reserve accommodation for your preferred travel dates.
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 was not repainted over the front. Despite this Cafe France can’t be classified as a well kept secret! This is an excellent place for people watching and provides a comfortable shady spot to while away summer afternoons.
The building is rumoured to have been sold recently with a scandalous suggestion that it may reopen as a McDonalds restaurant. Surely this would not be allowed in the historic Jemaa al Fnaa which is a UNESCO world heritage site?
What better base could you have to explore the historic medina of Marrakech than one of our boutique Riad Hotels? Marrakech Riad Cinnamon is located near to the Marrakech Museum, Marrakech Riad Papillon is near to the Palace at Dar El Bashah. Reserve accommodation today
The main square in Marrakech is alive 24 hours a day, but it’s character changes almost hour by hour. In the daytime the many snake charmers are an ever present part of the tapestry.