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Jemaa el Fna

Central square at entrance to market, Marrakech, Morocco
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As featured in 3 days in Marrakech and 1 other guide
Ranked #10 of 91 attractions in Marrakech
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods, Performances
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This is the entrance to the outdoor market and food court of the city center.
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Somerset, UK
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Keep well away from the people in the square with animals. Son was accosted by a man with a monkey. Man took my son's phone and it all became very unpleasant and made us feel uneasy. Eventually got phone back but man was shouting obscenities and threatening.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Both during the day, and especially at night, the sights and smells of the Place Jemaa el Fna sum up Marrakech to a tee!!! Facinating place to visit!!

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This colourful place has everything, both fascinating and irritating: - water sellers more interested in being paid to have their pictures taken than in selling water - snake charmers with their incessant and irritating flutes, more interested in extracting money from gullible tourists than in attending to their somewhat lethargic snakes - musicians who start banging their drums at 6... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is exactly what Marrakech is all about. Right next to the amazing souks, lots of restaurants and a 24/7 buzz, I will certainly be returning!

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Caldes de Montbui, Spain
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It deserve 2 visits: one at night with stands and food, full of life and another during the day. I specially recommend it in Ramadhan when you can notice how local muslims break the fast

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This place is absolutely crazy! I really enjoyed the market. Wish I bought more though. Make sure you bargain! Often the price that they tell you, you can bargain it down to half the price ;) Also.. Watch out for people who self appoint themselves as your tour guide.. you wont realize until the end of the trip.

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Lots of shops and things to look at. Be careful as theres alot of beggers and stuff along with people trying to sell you tat. But thats only the street guys shops are ok and they do not hassle you like in Egypt

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Day or night this square is a live with people, food, and culture. At night time it gets very busy. go on top of a roof in a restaurant for great views. Great food and ice cream as well. Have fun!

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UK
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The large square, called Jemaa El Fna, is he central hub of Marrakech. The souks go onto it. It is huge. In the day time there are fresh orange juice sellers - absolutely delicious squeezed in front of you and we dank a lot of this in the heat. Also fruit and nut sellers and a few other souvenir stalls.... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

An awesome experience , I just wish that all the drums would play the same groove, joking aside it's amazing.

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