Market time! Marrakesh has a very lively market, Jamaa el Fna (or Djema el-Fna) spread out over the same-named square, second most famous square in African after Cairo’s Tahrir Square. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site so that should command some attention, right?
Of course, the souks (or alleys) of the medina are full of shops but it is this square that is the main scene. At night, the market is teeming with life. Locals and tourists alike enjoy all it offers. The range of items for sale, be them food or other goods is wide. Eateries can be found all around from the basic to the restaurants. Of course, be ready for the extra “persuasiveness” of any of the sellers around. It is intense to walk around (a little bit of a turn-off for me). You can also see diverse live animals to charm you. But feeling the place’s vibrancy makes it a must-see and must-walk-around. Perhaps even buying a thing or two?
So whether during a short visit like mine or one that allows you exploring every nook and cranny of ‘kesh, don’t miss out on an evening out at Jemaa el-Fnaa!