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“Heart of Marrakech” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jemaa el Fna

Jemaa el Fna
Central square at entrance to market, Marrakech, Morocco
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is the entrance to the outdoor market and food court of the city center.
Ahmedabad, India
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“Heart of Marrakech”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

If you are not there, then u r not in Marrakech. Heart and Soul of Marrakech, A Must visit towards the evening. Amazing space and activities

Visited May 2013
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“Hubbub of activity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The former site of public executions (pre 19th century) has become the centre point of old Marrakech. At night there are thousands of people eating at the huge number of food stalls that have been erected. This is surrounded by streets of shops and the souk.
We found the whole experience most exhilarating. It is just a place to enjoy the ambience, and food.

Visited April 2013
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“Dirty, dusty and smelly, nothing to see”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

If sitting in overpriced cafes watching beggars and being bothered by hawkers is your thing whilst being wafted by the smell of horse urine then this is the place to visit, otherwise go to the Badii Palace or stay in the new city.

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“Watch the city change shape from from morning to evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

You cannot go to Marrakesh without a visit to the main sqaure. By day snake charmers, horse and carts, orange juice stalls and balcony drinks overlooking the hustle and bustle and watch it transform in the evening with story tellers, music, food stalls. My words do not sum up how magical and magnifcient this square is.

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“It's all been said”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I should think that the Arab spring is threatening here. Hence the lack of enforcement by the authorities. Avoid

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