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Jemaa el Fna

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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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Evenings offer great food from stalls

Jemaa el Fna is the great square in Marrakech, a convenient point of orientation for all your wanderings in the Medina. February isn't the best time to visit, as the daytime... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

Jemaa el Fna is the great square in Marrakech, a convenient point of orientation for all your wanderings in the Medina. February isn't the best time to visit, as the daytime entertainment by locals is rather limited - a couple of snake charmers, one lone, sad monkey with owner, and a few other attractions. But at night it is more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went here on a tour booked through thomsons partners and we had only 40 mins there with the group but we found great deals and unique items a must see!

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Hillerod, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is Marrakech! The square is the entry to the markets, which were the historic consolidation point for trade through two key mountain passes in the Atlas Mountains. Today, much of the merchandise is "made in China" or similar, yet the atmosphere remains. Dancing cobras, monkey-on-a-chain, fortune tellars etc are part of the bustle on the square. Watching is free.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Attention, don't eat at the outer lines of the food stands at the plaza, try to get inside where the locals have their meals, much better food and cheaper!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

if you are looking for action, this is the place to go! especially in the evening. There are places to eat dinner, to have dessert, to have a fruit juice after that, and if you dare, also have a snail soup.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The noise smells and atmosphere can't be captured in a photo You will be accosted by henna tattooists snake charmers, belly dancers and even a monkey in a dress !! Great fun place but not for the faint hearted Also some excellent food stalls in centre

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Jemma el Fna is like nowhere else I have been. Yes it is not a beauty but it is the heart of Marrakech especially at night when the place is filled with food stalls. During the day it is a fascinating mix of snake charmers, musicians and purveyors of orange juice, teeth and hen tattoos.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited this square and was disgusted with what I seen , the donkeys and horses are whipped to death , they all looK so sad, malnourished , fur all matted and spend all day and night attached to the carriages, the monkeys really broke my heart , they are kept in the smallest boxes and when they are let... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Jemaa el fna is one of those places which transform completely once the sun sets. The daytime bazaar with shops and charmers and stands, trying to sell you stuff, change into a food square with an enormous choice of food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This place is heaven and hell! Once you dive into it and the souks (which are really one thing...) the overwhelming diversity of flavours and noise might just take your breath. Most of the places and People around are likely to Start shouting, singing, dancing,... to get your attention. This place is one of the touristic hotspots of the city.... More 

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