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Address: | Square of Marrakech, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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This square is probably quite unlike anywhere else you will have ever visited! By day it is a hot open square with a few canopied market stalls selling lots of different crafts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2013
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Spent a few nights in plae Jemma el Fna including dinner 2 nights. Incredibly vibrant and exciting. Great food, try the snails!

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Thank Kunga81
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The markets were so interesting, chaotic random I loved just watching the poeple and vehicles including donkeys going in all directions with such purpose. The markets are a must in marrakech. There are also snake charmers and henna tattoo ladies. Be careful of the henna ladies unless you want a tattoo agree a price before hand. enjoy!

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CT
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We are not shoppers, but we LOVED getting a railside table at a restaurant overlooking the square at sunset and watching the beautiful view and the people. The square comes alive as the sun goes down, with vendors setting up food tents where everyone descends for an evening meal. Walking through the haze of steam and smoke as the food... More 

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Tyneside
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This square is probably quite unlike anywhere else you will have ever visited! By day it is a hot open square with a few canopied market stalls selling lots of different crafts, food and drinks. By night it gets much busier as new stalls, barrows, lights and performers fill it with every kind of item to buy and all manner... More 

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3 Thank DayTripperDooLally
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Large , dirty square with motorcycles riding hectic. Only good thing was a cafe on the 3rd level serving mint tea. Save time and money and go some place else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

This square is like the hub of Marrakech, the main attraction. The snake charmers try to put a non venomous water snake around your neck...i refused as I asked for a cobra around my neck...and got it. They took pictures of me with cobras, I was watching my camera more than the cobras but was safe. Afterwards they asked for... More 

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2 Thank stumpybiggles
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Jema el Fna is apparently a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I have no idea why. During the day it is a rather dull, hot open space, with not much going on. In the evening it becomes home to lots of food stalls and street entertainers. The food is rather ordinary Moroccan fare, kebabs, sheeps's heads, tagines, etc, but do eat... More 

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2 Thank Paul D D
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

I went on a thursday so the main area wasn't entirely filled with stands. Vendors will call out to get your attention but they werent too demanding. I got a henna tattoo which looks great. Here's a scam I didn't look out for though- they show you the book with prices, I piked one for 30 Dirham. They close the... More 

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Thank Laura P
Bucharest
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Jeema El Fna is the busiest place I have ever seen in my life: people eating, performing all kind of shows, singing, taking pictures with snakes, with monkeys. Madness! We learned that the best place to eat is where the locals eat. True indeed! This place is a more that I can handle! However, for a short period of time….it’s... More 

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2 Thank Camelia13
Danville, California
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Our first visit to this center was with a guide and even then didn't spare us from being pickpocketed. Luckily our guide spotted it and stopped it in time. Nevertheless, it's worth visiting. It's mystic and something we don't experience in the US.

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