Jemaa el Fna Square, Marrakech, Morocco

Jemaa el Fna Square is one of the main traditional and historical attractions of tourism in Morocco, located in Marrakech, near the Koutoubia Mosque and the souks and the Royal Palace, it belongs to UNESCO heritage. It is a lively place with lots of popular attractions such as snake charmers, fire-eaters, monkey tamers, acrobats, women who try to predict your future, tattoo artists with henna, orange juice squeezed even as street vendors and Moroccan craft vendors. There are grills that sell snacks to the tourists but it is best if you go to the restaurants that are around the square for hygiene and peace as you will be approached by a lot of vendors while you try to see all this animation. A visit in the afternoon is not the same as in the evening when it is much busier and there are more vendors. You can also take a horse drawn carriage for a tour of the city.

Tips

If you do not like to be approached by vendors of all sorts, it’s better not to visit the square because it can disturb you enough but if you want to know the real life of this special place, you should know that everything has a price even a photo, so ask before making a regret because you’ll be asked for money in a very insistent way.
If you are a little more adventurous, you can pose for a photo with the snake on your shoulders.
If you want to see this whole movement but more quietly, enjoy a restaurant terrace where you can take beautiful pictures of the square too.
If you care to buy something, you should always negotiate the price.

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Tizzarouine Kasbah, Bulmane Dades, Moroc

Tizzarouine Kasbah is located in Bulmane Dades, on a plateau overlooking the desert Oued Dades. It is located 120 km from Ouarzazate Airport; 52 km from Tinghir, near the Gorges du Dadès, Todra and the Valley of the Roses. The facilities are modern, very comfortable and the atmosphere and the decoration have been treated to preserve the authenticity of the place and its surroundings. The place forms a tourist complex with the hotel, two restaurants, swimming pool, two terraces to admire the magnificent panorama, a tiny reading room where you can also have a nice view and plenty of space to walk, take a nice stroll or to walk in town. The whole complex has two hectares. The hotel is located in the center of the city.

Tips

If you want to live a different experience, the hotel has rooms in cellars (troglodyte rooms) and a permanent bivouac in Merzouga.

It is an ideal location for lovers of hiking and mountain biking.

Chez Ali, Marrakech, Morocco

Chez Ali is a tourist complex in the heart of the Palmeraie of Marrakech, where you can attend a dinner show, known as the ‘Fantasy of  Marrakech’. The atmosphere is warm, you can feel like in an evening of Arabian Nights, under Berber tents decorated with carpets; hosted by fantasy; tasting the delicious dishes of the region. The show includes folk music, dancers, acrobats, magicians, fireworks … The show after dinner is outside. Transportation from your hotel or riad is included with your ticket.

Tips

If you do not want to attend the dinner, there is the option of paying just for the show. You can still arrive an hour before to visit the place which includes the Cave of Ali Baba, the museum with the history of the place and of its owner and the tents.
Children under 6 years do not pay.
The show takes place in the dark with very little light so it’s not very good for photos so a good camera is required.

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