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Address: Central square at entrance to market, Marrakech, Morocco
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping
Description: This is the entrance to the outdoor market and food court of the city...
This is the entrance to the outdoor market and food court of the city center.
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Great square annoying men!

As two female travellers this square was a bit much at times. However the Tangia from stall number 47 was amazing in taste and value. We felt safe enough while watching the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

As two female travellers this square was a bit much at times. However the Tangia from stall number 47 was amazing in taste and value. We felt safe enough while watching the entertainment but had to keep moving due to the local men standing too close. Many of them don't seem bothered by hijab, but in general it was only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Hustle and bustle cubed by 100!! Only go there if you can cope with a constant stream of vendors trying to hustle for business!! try the street food as seen on Hairy Bikers!!! Recuperate in the Cafe de France!! Don't get lost in the Medina!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is the once place you have allow time to savor. I arrived an hour before sunset and walked around visiting with the snake charmers while food vendors were setting up for the evening rush. Get a seat at one of the many roof top cafes and order a drink or snack and watch the sun go down over the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Loved the food and drink stalls, did not much care for the performing monkeys and snakes. Very energetic dancers!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Just about any tourist who comes to Marrakech ,comes to visit Jmaa el Fna square, and its easy to see why? During the day there are snake charmers, storytellers, music players, stalls selling food etc even people with small monkeys doing tricks and somersaults on wooden tressells. At night the square is packed with tourists buying tringkets, having there photograph... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to the square during the day. The weather was cold but dry,snake charmers and monkey's galore with plenty of stalls selling freshly squeezed orange juice.The souls were busy but remember to batter the price down they will come down full off hustle and bustle in the evening the rain was torrential and ruined the evening not many food stalls... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit, don't be scared to' haggle' it can be a good laugh, the morrocan people might sound aggresive, but they are just doin'g there thing, Smile and you 'll be fine you will get what you want if u've got the' patience' and a open mind..

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Larne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was our second time here. The first time we were on a cruise trip and got rushed round, this time we were staying and we just took our time going round. It is brilliant just to soak in the atmosphere and barter. I can't wait to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Don't have an early dinner at the cafes on the edge. Wait for nightfall and the vendors that come and setup all kinds of dining stalls bang in the middle of the square. The guys with the monkeys and snakes can be nasty if you don't tip well after taking a picture. Beware!! But one of the key attractions in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Although it can get intense when the crowds are at their fullest, there is always a quiet spot to be found and an understanding shopkeeper to let you in to take a breather.

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