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El Hedim Square

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During the day it is just a square with some cafes with esplanade. At night, in the summer, it is full of people and entertainment. It is interesting to understand local customs

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank José T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being an Asian, an open market is not a new idea for us. I WAS WRONG. It was definitely an eye-opening experience to visit this plaza. There are full of not only a large number of but also various types of street vendors. Selling-water men,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Daydream807707
Reviewed 6 February 2019

I really liked this place better than Jemaa el Fna in Marrakech. It is not overcrowded and feels relaxing. We had a lunch in one of the restaurants and watching at what was going on around. There are animals (monkeys and snakes among them), women...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank dolvamar
Reviewed 4 February 2019

Being a small town, Meknes seems to be less pushy and more safe and secure. The Square is a vibrant and lively place where you can enjoy the entertainment, crowd, and the observe the people at leisure without being hustled constantly.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SrikanthSivaraj
Reviewed 1 February 2019

To appreciate this buzzing and lively square, one has to stroll around, stop, look and try out the local food. We decided to skip lunch and just walk around around and pick up what ever that catches our eye. I am glad that we did...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gengiroo
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

It is large and very active in early evening. For tourists it is less of a hustle to walk around and get the authentic feel of the local bazar

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

For the end of 2018 we (Dutch family of 4, kids 14 and 18) chose to visit Morocco. Fly to Fez and hire a car to drive our way via Meknes and Ouzoud to Marrakech. We walked several times across the square and found out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank BVvdB
Reviewed 21 December 2018

Take the side street to this medina. I got lost but what an adventure. Keep walking and keep a smile on your face.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank savedade
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

The square was filled with performers including snake charmers, and dancers. There were plenty of people selling goods and food was nearby. This is absolutely worth the visit - just be prepared many of the vendors can be pushy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank courtneye136
Reviewed 5 December 2018

El Hedim Square is a large square in the heart of Meknes' medina (old city). It is bustling with vendors selling goods, food stalls, snake charmers, street theater, musical bands, and tourists at any time of the day or night. The square was built in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol A S
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