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El Hedim Square

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Address: Ave Moulay Ismail, Meknes, Morocco
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A Lively Marketplace

The Place el-Hedime translates to Square of the Ruins. The Square is monumental, and was designed to impress as this is the way into the Imperial City. The Bab Mansour is at the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Warren, Massachusetts
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Warren, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Place el-Hedime translates to Square of the Ruins. The Square is monumental, and was designed to impress as this is the way into the Imperial City. The Bab Mansour is at the top of the Square. The Square is lively with many cafes, snake charmers, marketplace items, rides on horses, carriage rides, and all manner of games, foods, and... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, at least snake handlers playing a sort of pungi. The Square, topped by the town's landmark gate, comes to life in the late afternoon and evening and fills with with crowds playing games of chance, listening to story-tellers, etc. You can get your hands hennaed, have your picture taken on a horse with a traditional-style Moroccan saddle, or just... More 

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Ede, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This square is very nice to visit at night, then there are many merchandices, attractians, musicicians and artist hanging arround.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Just go and stand in the middle of the square there's the huge gate and defensive walls one end the far end is a museum and back streets full of traders selling shoes,fruit, clothes, electricals etc, there are places to eat, small stall holders selling satsumas and a myriad of people coming and going - great going just to people... More 

Thank debspants
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

At the El Hedim Square on a Friday afternoon, not to busy, but great view of the magnificent Bab Mansour.

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

It's tbr point where hour cabbie stops you for entry inside the medina..museum close by was shut so we couldn't take advantage .bab Mansour is close by and opposite are the several horse carriages which negotiate upto 100dh for a ride around the square and behind ..and shows u several stops which u could miss.by foot ..like the granaries, stable... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Quite a lot going on. Bloody awful hustle from the grim looking retardants along one side. I can't imagine many places from my travels that I wouldn't eat at in preference over this square! No real entertainment as such when we were there - just bits & pieces for sale. However, have always noticed with Morocco, that whenever you think... More 

Thank Gus L A
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

It's inevitable that comparisons will be made with the Pink City, but at least the hassling system does not come with El Hedim. Probably a little bit smaller than El Fna but it consists of the same features such as snakes, monkeys, food, clothing, souvenirs etc. We came here at sunset and it was extremely busy, but pleasantly surprised that... More 

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We only visited during the afternoon, when the emphasis was on the market buildings and their environs. From what we saw, for anyone who has been to Marrakech comparisons of this square are inevitably disappointing.

Thank KBofLB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

If you have been to the main square in Marrakech and enjoyed it well you gonna love this one as well. Shops and bars on one side and in front of the museum, just before entering the médina, you can try a delicious fruit juice.

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