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“Like a constant fair ground” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jemaa el Fna

Jemaa el Fna
Central square at entrance to market, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #15 of 88 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods, Performances
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.
Ratoath, Ireland
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“Like a constant fair ground”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Best way to enjoy is to get a rooftop restaurant and sit in the terrace, enjoy your meal and just observe.

Visited May 2013
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“Crazy manic Marrakech”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Having arrived at our Riad Anyssates we were keen to experience Marrakech immediately!!...possibly unwise in the darkness as negotiating our way back through the myriad of lanes was an experience in itself!! However armed with our trusty map...shame we can't map read!! We venture forth and finally find our way to the main square having been put off course a few times by locals after a quick dirham by being your guide! A ploy fellow travellers need to be aware of!.....once there though it was amazing, I felt like I had time travelled to another century! Buzzards yes buzzards on leads, snake charmers, painted ladies, fire eaters! Your wildest imagination can lose its self here....also unfortunately your pocket with the constant harassment to buy tacky goods and food...but hey surely that is all part of the experience......enjoy the moment....

Visited July 2013
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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“the square”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

scary be carful and have tour wits about you dobt hold your hand out as ladies grab it and put henna tattoos on which scar and cost you £20 hold on to your bag wear no jewellry

Visited July 2013
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“Jemma el Fna”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The main square in the centre of Marrakech is a fabulous experience, it is a genuine eye opener, from snake charmers to local artists and everything in between.
Best visited at night on Friday or Saturday for the best experience, amazing.

Visited July 2013
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Rabat, Morocco
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“good in small doses”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

be prepared for the hard sell...kids with ballons, monkeys, snakes, acrobats. It's chaos but good fun.

Visited June 2013
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