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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 #12 of 88 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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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Likes: Atmosphere, snake charmers, general feel of the place. Best at night when the food stalls are set up and the atmosphere is buzzing. Dislikes: Begging kids who pester you and then deliver a mouthful of very robust anglo saxon when you don't give them anything.

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Berwick on Tweed, null, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Good cafés and restaurants round square many with terraces. Too many snake charmers and ladies wanting to paint your hands with henna. Could be a bit intimidating at night for lone travellers or newcomers to the city.

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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

During the day the place is almost empty and the sun weights heavily while at dusk the food stalls get installed and there is much banter and laughs between the restaurant hawkers and the potential patrons. The food is not the best Morocco has to offer but the show is definitely worth it. The orange juice and the dates are... More

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We first arrived late one evening and wow, hugh numbers of people, enjoying themselves. Very crowded. Go after breakfast, when it's quieter, and you can see more and appreciate the size of the place.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

You can walk, buy, eat... tables and stands where you can get traditional food in a flash. They went out of their way to accommodate our huge group - even too much so, pushing a poor couple down to the end of the table to sit with us so there would be room for everybody. Chaotic and fun. Great food... More

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Not surpassed it is a heritage sight - it really is a one off. Two different personalities - by day a hubbub of stalls and entertainers and by a collection of about a hundred pop up restaurants/street for stalls. Good to experience, but you do get an awful lot of hassle from pushy sellers and demands for money to take... More

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Bordeaux, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I really like this city but it's a pitty that you don't dare to ask how much things costs because otherwise you will have the seller over you until you get tired! The best way to pass shop after shops it's just saying NO to the sellers. I wanted to see the cobras and the guy just put a snake... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

interesting but basic. for the hygiene freeks....food stalls in the evening might be an issue. Cutlery/dishes just dunked in a bucket of water and reused, flies are accepted as normal and part of sweet offerings on the stalls. Some genuine very good offerings, a spice drink "tea" from number 69 from a very pleasant old man and all the fresh... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Just wonderful to experience the sights sounds and smells of this wonderful place Delicious street food, music, snake charmers, water bearers the lot!

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful lights and energy, I wish I could go back ! All the smells and different colours, make you feel like taking part of tale of ancient times. The tiny streets and the bike and all the life going on is so refreshing. Better go there by night though, cause during th day you've got all these sellers harassing you,... More

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