Visit Jma El Fna square in Marrakech

Excursions from Marrakech, Marrakech

This is the place that most people associate with Marrakech.  It is as crazy as any public meeting place or square gets on planet Earth...  Prepare yourself for what can only be called a pounding of all senses (including adrenaline pumping through your veins more than it will have up until now in Morocco).

For a quieter time to visit the square, head there at 9 am when there are no food stalls and people are still waking up and getting into gear!  The place is actually peaceful at that early time of day which is far more tolerable to those who are faint of heart.

The souks start at the square and you should go for a wander within them, heading through endless stalls offering all sorts from carpets to ashtrays to live animals, foods, plants, hardware and more.

Don't try to 'navigate your way through, just go and get LOST.  One can always find the way back to Jma El Fna by asking so it is not worth the trouble of actually trying to know where you are the whole time.

The Lawrence of Morocco map displays the locations of the destinations and accommodation that we have selected and visited; for each item, hovering over or clicking the marker will display a short summary and photo of that place or hotel, and hotel pricing. Follow the links in the info box to the full page listing which has much more information.

Note that the online map offers both a satellite view (click satellite in the top right) and, for some locations, a street level view (Drag the person in the top left onto the map). These let you explore the country; and when you wish to explore in person, or if you have any questions about the places you see, give our staff a call, or request a quote. Our staff regularly visit the places and accommodation that we feature.

When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.

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