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Jemaa el Fna

Address: Central square at entrance to market, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #9 of 62 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Neighborhoods, Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: This is the entrance to the outdoor market and food court of the city...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is the entrance to the outdoor market and food court of the city center.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

there is no doubt that it is a like a live stage and absolutely an experience,but beware of rampant pick pocketing and don`t expect any help from police

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

You've seen it in movies, you've seen it in documentaries: now go get yourself a coffee in a cafe with a view and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of this spectacular place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This was a complete contrast to the quiet gardens of the hotel. The sounds and smells completely set your senses dancing and not only that the people watching is so worth it. Get yourself up on the balcony of one of the bars overlooking the square and watch it change from afternoon to evening its unbelievable how quickly the change... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This square is where it all happens. Cafes, restaurants, carts selling juice and snacks, clothing and souvenirs, it all happens here. It's most crowded at dusk so hang onto your backpack and purse. Especially liked the snake charmers with real cobras! Lots of entertainment like boxing and other events men were betting on. Might be a bit much for small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Great square, full of people and stands... Beware with the snake charmers, if they see you taking a picture, they'll go after you to give them some money. Good traditional restaurants there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Shopping, haggling and a true experience of what Marrakech culture. To ensure you do not get hassled by shopkeepers etc just avoid eye contact and keep walking. Also Cafe de spices is the best one - the large French one and some of the others are not worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Big open theatre and market with a lot of exotic displays. You can observe from terraces in the surrounding cafes or mingle with crowd. Food stalls are essentially similar menus and prices. Mind you, Marrakech is away from sea, opt for the meat. Prices of Goods are generally 50% cheaper in Medina than on open market. Fresh orange juice is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

One of those places not to be missed. Unless, of course you care about animal welfare, at which point you ought to avoid visiting, or at least boycott the locals who exploit the creatures unmercifully here during the daytime. I've been here a number of times on business, and have learned from bitter experience not to touch the cheap food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We were only here for few hours considering the limited time we have. Coming from another country that is used to this kind of market makes haggling and bargaining a little bit easier. Just be firm with the price you want and take care of your belongings. One thing though, i am not a fan of cats and you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I love to absorb city vibes. In Jemaa el-Fnaa you can do this for as long as you like - just keep low profile because if tourist is spotted for juice/food sellers then no mercy - you have to say lots of "no, thank you" before left in peace :)

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