When under the boiling sun that is often to be found in Morocco and indeed much of north Africa, there is little more refreshing or thirst quenching than a cup of freshly squeezed orange juice. Luckily if you happen to find yourself in the great square of Jemaa el Fna there is certainly no short supply of places where you can find such a cup of orange juice. Indeed the square is dotted with dozens of stalls bedecked with oranges which when approached will slice then squeeze the oranges for your consumption before your eyes. Not only are the oranges squeezed in front of you, but you can guaranteed that the oranges have been picked from the surrounding countryside and brought to the square that day. Guaranteeing a truly ‘fresh’ experience. This coupled with the fact that a cup will only set you back 4 dirhams (around 35p) means that a cup of juice in the square on a hot day is certainly not something to be missed out on.
A visit to the square is an ideal component of any stay in the old town of Marrakech, which if one is looking for a truly authentic Moroccan experience is the only place to be. Our Riads are a mere 10 minute walk from the square in the heart of the Medina and the ideal location to stay for true Marrakech experience. Book a room in one of our Riads now to ensure you too can share in this adventure.