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Jemaa el Fna

Central square at entrance to market, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #13 of 90 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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Weert, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

the square is touristic and hectic, but always buzzing and interesting. There's always something to see. Just take a drink at the roof terrace of one of the cafe's at the square and take time to look and enjoy.

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UK
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you dont mind the hustle and bustle you must visit the square both in the day and then experience the change at night too,you will enjoy it if you can handle the crowds.

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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185 reviews 185 reviews
13 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Very different, unique in the world, that place is the one to be done if you are staying a short break in Marrakech. Better late afternoon, Cafe de France is the best place to have a view and drink.

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London, United Kingdom
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308 attraction reviews
1,380 helpful votes 1,380 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

At Jemaa el Fna, we saw snake charmers, jugglers, gambler, trader, fortune-teller, Henna ladies, sad monkeys in chains and nappies, fire eater, tanneries stalls galore selling everything you could possibly want in daylight. The view from the cafe in the square was good and we watched the activities going on the square. The sunset was lovely and you can see... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This was a horrible dirty place. We were totally hounded around the square and some of the people trying to sell things were extremely aggressive. It might have been fun here years ago but now this is an extreme tourist trap and not worth visiting.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A lot happening on this square. Keep an eye on your wallet/bag and enjoy the monkeys n snakes, the henna tattoo ladies, all the different food n drink shops, the view on the Koutoubia and all the different people walking around..

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The square itself is not that big, but there are so many things going one at the same time, it can be mind blowing, go in the daytime and then go again late evening, the atmosphere is totally different once the foods stalls have been setup. A must do if visiting Marrakech.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This square should be visited by day and again by night as it has 2 different characters. By day there is a lot going on, with the snake charmers, the monkeys, the colourful watermen, the sellars and the stalls. There is even a dentist who can make up a set of false teeth. Everywhere you look there is something different... More

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Llanfairfechan, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Not what we expected and the treatment of monkeys was cruel and unnecessary, a poor excuse of a tourist attraction and should be banned.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

It's a great place to go on the evenings to discover local food, but during the day it's less crowded and less interesting.

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