This is what Jemaa-el-Fna in Marrakesh shoud have remained: a vast public square surrounded by beautiful ancient buildings, partly devoted to nice outdoor cafés, with a smattering of touristy folklore. Very enjoyable!
Along with Bab Mansour, this square is a great meeting point in Meknes. Shops on the side of the square, restaurants with moroccan food, riads, street shows, many locals coming to the souq in the end of the square... real observation point of everyday life. Of course, lot of tourists, coming to see attractions of Meknes.
Several reasonably priced eateries in the square fora lunch it just a drink stop. Spend a while just relaxing and people watching, it's great for taking candid photos too. There's a couple of large ceramic shops/stalls here and at the end near the entrance to the medina you'll find a bank and ATM.
We visited during the afternoon hours, the square was pretty empty with few hawkers, the restaurants are lined up one side of the square, the waiters kept pushing us to eat at there joints, even dropping the prices by half of what was written in the menu but as we were there for just sigh seeing we carried on. The... 更多
this square is like the heart of the city, very active a lot of come and go plus very crowded, there are restaurants, shops, souvenirs, coffees and even shows (snakes, folklore,music...).
El Hedim Square is easy to find it . It's like the center from where tourists should start their one day trip in Meknes. Everything is around it and if you ask the locals they are more than friendly to help you . In my case it was like that
This is street life at its best. Crowds, people pushing and shouting selling their wares. Berbers come in from the Atlas Mountains to sell fruit, vegetables, clothes and even auction goods. Everyone is yelling desperate to make a dirham!!! Bring your camera. Very colourful. The market goes on for ever and a day. Best perhaps with a guide if you... 更多
The square in the middle of the Medina is a good place to watch - particularly in the afternoon - the locals while enjoying a glass of mint tea or café noir in one of the restaurants at the western side of the square - but you need to check the bill!
i did not spend much time inside the more claustrophobic Medina, but the adjacent square is where all the nightlife and people watching abounds. And the genie principle applies there too: i could never find again the Berber merchant the next day who i wanted to buy a fleece Jalana jacket from!
feel the life of Morocco on the El Hedim square just between the Medina and the Imperial fortress... There were very few tourists when we were in Meknes (October) but this place and this city are actually pure authentic areas. Don't miss a walk through the market streets.