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Jemaa el Fna

Address: Central square at entrance to market, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #12 of 82 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Neighborhoods, Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
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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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Do not venture here if you have trouble saying no! This massive square; home to jugglers, snake charmers, performing monkeys, beggars, fruit stalls, magicians, restaurants and god knows what else. Vibrant colours, loud noises, music shouting. This is an assault on the senses. The patter of the restaurateurs enticing you to eat is delightfully weird, "no salmonella for five years!"... More

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Visit at night the place comes alive and is a very busy place.Be carfull what you eat just a word of warning.Just take it all in and walk around and take in the smells,and the culture sit in a cafe and just watch,you will smile to yourself,Be firm with sellers a firm no is enough,Be carfull what and who you... More

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

A busy square full of snake charmers, monkeys and tourist tat for sale. Would advise visiting cafe above square for peaceful observation of everything that is going on!

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newbury uk
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20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This may be a Unesco World heritage site but these days it seems out of cinq i.e. I'm not interested in watching snake charmers etc - we went there one night & that was grim with so many people trying to get you to pay for something. The square is a general through route to the souks etc but doesn't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Spectacle that has to be seen.. Changes from day to night.. Monkeys in nappies and snakes being poked.. Has to be done.. The fresh orange juice is fab, decided to not take up the offer of sleeps brains for tea though !

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Some hassle, be firm and do not be afraid to barter. The local advice to to offer one half of asking price. The morrocan shave learnt this try sticking out for a much lower price. Check prices first do not be put off with hyper inflated starting points. Check morrocan craft centre for basic prices. Stimulation overload on the square... More

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Richmond VA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Snake charmers, drummers, touts, vendors, food, entertainment -- it's all here! Plan to spend hours in and around this major square in Marrakech.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Want a henna tattoo? a thrilling photo with snakes around your neck and colourful picture of the water vendors? Go to this place int he evening. Don't forget to try the delicious orange juice and taste the sweet "tmar" = dates. As for the photos, note that you will have to pay for them, so be careful not starting "shooting"... More

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London, United Kingdom
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Morrocans everywhere trying to pose as salesman to touting waiters enticing outdoor food to tourists in central markets that oozes & smells charm of exoticness. Music & dance galore, many classic Berber style!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Pick up your camera or stop and watch one of the side shows and expect to hand over some money, keep some pocket change to hand to throw into the collecting hat. Take a drink at one of the rooftop bars and watch the food market unfold, delight in the smells and the atmosphere and try the food its amazing.

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