Le Gran Balcon Café Glaciers (Marrakech, Morocco)

On our last night in the magical Marrakech, we went up to Le Gran Balcon Café Glaciers for a drink and to soak in the views of the bustling medina.  This is one of the larger and popular terrace cafes, overlooking all the action in the Djemaa el Fna. It's a great vantage point to view all the snake charmers, watermen, chefs, henna tattoo artists, etc. The large roof terrace is the place to have some drinks, hear the prayer calls, and take amazing photographs.

The drinks are more pricey than the other Marrakech spots, but you're paying for the view and the experience. I recommend coming right before sunset, so you'll see that beautiful orange glow from the sun, and also feel the active heartbeat of the Djemaa el Fna coming to life as the night moves in.

Djemma el Fna beginning to come to life.

In order to enjoy the rooftop terrace and enjoy the beautiful panoramic view, you are required to, at minimum, purchase a drink. I decided to try out this apple soda which was actually quite good, though a bit on the sweet side.

View of the Djemma el Fna with all the food stalls and the heartbeat of the square at rapid thump.

If you are looking for a restaurant or cafe with a great view of the main square, Le Gran Balcon Café Glaciers is the place you are looking for. Go to the cafe to lounge and soak in the atmosphere. As stated,  prices are higher than the other cafes and restaurants. But the view is worth the price.

No comments: