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“You cannot help but pass through here at least once” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jemaa el Fna

Jemaa el Fna
Central square at entrance to market, Marrakech, Morocco
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Marrakech Discovery Tour
Ranked #194 of 571 Activities in Marrakech
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Neighborhoods, Performances, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts, Other
Activities: Shopping
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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.
london
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“You cannot help but pass through here at least once”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

A large bustling square. Full of many moroccan s as well as other tourists. Many roof top cafes around to take your photos from but agree dont get your camera out in the square unless you are prepared to part with cash. Always ask before taking a photo of someone working ie snake charmers, henna ladies, Vulture parader musicians etc. There are many sights we witnessed a little girls ferocious boxing match eeek. visit day and night so different but not somewhere for a 2 week holiday. there are so many other fantastic places to see in morocco. the orange juice is excellent. We filled up plastic bottles. Also the food stalls are fantastic but make sure you know the price first.

Visited June 2013
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“The pink city of Morocco on the fertile land below the atlas mountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Flying straight into the heart of Morocco from Manchester into the big Kesh ...Marrakesh ..3 party animals decided to venture into a land and culture so different from ours and the nearest country to the west side of southern Europe .Spain . Having been there before , it was good to have some worthy companions to go around with . August hot ! but not too hot to get out and about..3 days dotting about and staying @ the C T M hotel on the main square Jema El Fna .Slap bang in the tourist hotspot ,where all the action takes place .both day and evening / into the night . visited the souks where they sold silver , copper , leather , silk , and of course the magic ali baba flying carpets ans a whole lot more . perfumes wafting and scenting the air mixed with toxic motor bike fumes , spices , preserves of many bright colours .Sunsets making this low built city glow in the evening light . Stunning views across the plains and the snow capped atlas mountains in the distance . Few cities can rival this ancient capital that has survived almost intact, but its lost its title to Rabat . The new capital of Morocco .time moves on .....

Visited August 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Must be experienced!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Must be experienced!

Its like being at a dinner show! Snakes, monkeys, people and their wares....

Hawkers everywhere --- Just be assertive, and aware of your surroundings.

Stall 118 across from the famous and too-touristy stall 1 is delicious. Their tajina was the best I've tasted. Also order the sheep's tongue if you get a chance!

Visited June 2013
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“Noisy and lively”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

If you manage to survive and not get run over by the motorbikes you are doing well. Avoided the snakes and the poor monkeys. Great place to soak up the atmosphere. We ate in one of the ''cafes" in the market. Quite disappointing as miniscule portions. We were told to avoid anything that was cold as their hygiene is not that great. Loads of stalls selling snails - no thank you! Stop off at one of the ginger tea stalls but if you see them dip a teaspoon I to clear liquid and don't want it turned into a eucalyptus drink do no! Very strong to say the least.

Visited June 2013
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“The place to go at nights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is truel filled with eastern promise.You will need to visit more than once as there is so much to see and hear and smell with the stalls cooking all kinds of street food but this is not the best place to eat.
Be warned,as soon as they see a camera,you will be approached for money also if you give to one beggar, you will be surrounded by 20 others
This is a must for every visitor to Marrakech

Visited June 2013
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