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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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Its a very interesting place, you have to go inside of the souk, the pricing is really good. For animal lovers, warning there are chained monkeys and snakes. the food is very... read more

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

Jemma El-Fna is the heart of Marrakech, go there at different times and you'll see how it metamorphosises. Especially at night, you'll have a unique contact with real Marrakech life.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

a very busy square, specially at night. be prepare to have loads of coins in your packet because everyone will ask you to pay: for a picture, for watching snakes. they will try to sell you everything for a "good price". also at the night where people are gathering to see performers, be careful as loads of pickpockets are out... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I believe the booming tourism industry in Morocco has ruined Jemaa el Fna. The people here are way to quick to approach you and will stop at nothing to make a few dollars. You cannot even look at things in the square without people touching you and harassing you to buy something. We went here once and did not return.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Its a very interesting place, you have to go inside of the souk, the pricing is really good. For animal lovers, warning there are chained monkeys and snakes. the food is very cheap but you will be nagged by beggars and people selling you sweets. but it is a must see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Its a charming little place with lots going on, lots of stalls, places to grab food, lots of orange juice makers, nice ice cream shops, snake charmers, monkeys on leads and henna ladies. Well first of all my partner literally had monkeys thrown on his shoulder which they make u take a photo of, then demand money! I was physically... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I'm not a big fan of places like this but it is an experience you shouldn't miss. It's loud and crazy. You'll get hassled at every turn. A fake snake may get put on you shoulders. A lady may grab your hand to do a Henna tattoo. Crazy! But it's the heart of Marrakech. It was fascinating to see, especially... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was not really my cup of tea but I can see why there is so much fuss about this place. I guess I am used to traveling to third world countries and used to the chaos and the hustle and bustle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely loved the atmosphere the culture the shopping everything! You can find everything you want for great prices. Remember always haggle!

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

Too many people in the square. An uneasy feeling when there are people ready to pick pocket you.Language is a barrier as they don't speak English, only French and Arabic. It's something new, seen this place only on TV now am able to see it with my own eyes. Unbelievable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The square came to life at night. It's vibrant! Experiencing the food is wonderful. Love the snails cooked in pepper and spices. Experiencing the food at the stalls may not be everyone's cup of tea because some people may find it unhygienic. Every stalls will have some one trying to get you to patronise their food stall. Just need to... More 

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