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Jemaa el Fna

Address: Central square at entrance to market, Marrakech, Morocco
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Marrakech Discovery Tour
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Ranked #184 of 547 Activities in Marrakech
Type: Neighborhoods, Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Theater & Concerts, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: This is the entrance to the outdoor market and food court of the city...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Theater & Concerts, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is the entrance to the outdoor market and food court of the city center.
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 NEW

All of the above. Hold on to your wallet, learn to say no firmly and ignore any persistent sellers, and enjoy the wonderful sounds, sights and smells. Also quite nice to sit on the roof of one of the surrounding cafes and watch the goings on below.

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Holstebro, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 NEW

Yes, it would be a shame, not to have been here, on a trip to Marrakesh... But be prepared. It's mostly just a large tourist trap, where locals either yell at you (including insults and profanities) if you don't come in to their shop; snake and monkey tortureres wanting you to photograph their poor animals; and henna tattooists who aren't... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

I have given this place a poor rating,,, I knew roughly what it was going to be like, but in reality it was worse,,,,, I tried to be polite to venders if I did not want to buy, but in return some were very rude.... I get no pleasure from seeing monkeys ill treated on short chains and kept in... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Square at the front of Marrakech's historic Medina comes alive at night with numerous stalls selling everything from fresh fruit juices and tagines to snail soup. Make sure to come here after 6 pm and grab a seat alongside the locals and enjoy the vibrant entertainment in the square. Moroccans are kind, but remember to tip if you take a... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Great spot with lots of atmosphere but watch out for the tourist-oriented performers (snake charmers, musicians etc) who will try to fleece you if you stand still for long or try to take photos of their 'act'. The juice bars are great!

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Yes wow, very busy with people and traffic, great atmosphere, you will always find your way out, you will get what you want at your price be patient.

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Dronten, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

What i didn't like in the square is shops . A lot of shops and alof of crazy people trying to sell you everything, i prefer jemaa el fna at night / after sunset

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Hamburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

This place is something special which you will find very seldom in the whole wide world. It is only allowed to walk over this square. Except in the morning even taxis are not allowed to drive here. But it seems that there is an exception because sometimes you can see some Motos driving through the souks which you will find... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must visit for anyone who visit Marrakesh - nothing more to be said. The sellers aren't that agressive, they are just persistant and you need to be clear that you are not interested. Don't let it put you off, there's nothing to be concerned about. But like any busy city centre, keep you bag zipped up and... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited the sqaure multiple times during our weeks stay. Durijg daytime a lot of juice tents (4 dirham for fresh orange juice) and people trying to get tou to iether take pictures with snakes or apes or giving you a henna tattoo. We did not dare to go there at night, so so busy and probably a problem waiting to... More 

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