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Address: Central square at entrance to market, Marrakech 40060, 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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A real experience of traditional Moroccan marketplace chaos!!!

We visited here twice. The first time with a guide and the second time without. I would definitely recommend not using a guide. They tend to direct you to the higher priced... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Falkirk, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

Jemaa el Fna at night is an absolute must see. The square just comes to life with locals, tourists, food, jugglers and music. Tradition and modern life combined. Recommend grabbing a drink on the rooftop terrace of one of the surronding cafes to watch the square come alive at sunset and afterwards join the people on the square for dinner.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

Somewhere you have to go. Went a few times and in the evening during Ramadan it was an incredible experience

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

allow yourself to emerge in the crowd and feel the trading temper Arabic way. Take care about your belongings and possibility that some "tamer" put a snake around your neck.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

It sounded interesting on the internet, but I did not like this place. Don't take picture of people, especially the berber who dress up in colorful clothing without paying. There are a bunch of horse drawn carriage waiting to take you around for a charge. I feel really bad for the horses. Most have bad arthritis with swollen joints. I... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We visited here twice. The first time with a guide and the second time without. I would definitely recommend not using a guide. They tend to direct you to the higher priced stalls/shops deep within the souks whom we suspected they had prior arrangements with. The square is easy to find anyway and we found the second visit far less... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Come to this square at night. In the middle is street food (for tourists). All places looked about equal, but stand #117 cooked their lamb perfectly and made dinner an enjoyable experience. Around the square I would also recommend trying the snails. Aside from food there are many vendors, musicians, story tellers (in Arabic) and magicians. Day or night, you... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Fascinating place to watch from a restaurant balcony. Be careful as you do get hard sells. My 2 daughters got conned by 2 women for getting henna done and they ended up paying well over the odds. Can be quite daunting until you get used to it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This square is a mixture of things. While its a bit touristy, it still feels like it is very much at the heart of traditional Marrakech life. Certainly worth seeing. it comes alive as the sun goes down and locals come in to enjoy the food and entertainment.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed my time visiting here and yes it is absolutely bonkers but not in a bad way. Full of people and yes most of them are trying to get your money one way or another but just chill and don't take it too seriously. Enjoy the food at the stalls (number 15 is good) but they will pile everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Lots of things to see - stallholders selling allsorts, food stalls with very tasty wares, snake charmers, monkey handlers, the list goes on. Food was good. Need to be careful with your camera - people always want money if you take a photo. A must see, but there are so many places to go I didn't spend a great amount... More 

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Address: Central square at entrance to market, Marrakech 40060, Morocco
Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Marrakech

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