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“Tourist hub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jemaa el Fna

Jemaa el Fna
Central square at entrance to market, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #12 of 90 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.
Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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“Tourist hub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This square is two faced. During the day it most contains sedate orange juice sellers and the like but at night it truly comes alive with all sorts of questionable people and sights. The whole area is transformed into hundreds of little restaurants with lots of banter and noise and crowds of people each being treated to a memorable experience. Remember to bargain hard, be aware that everyone there is out to make money from the tourists whether by legal or other means. A magnet for pickpockets for the unwary. Relax and drink a mint tea at one of the roof top cafes and watch the scene unfold.

Visited June 2013
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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“The square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Totally enchanting, just watch for pick pockets and don't let the locals harass you. A firm NO Thank you is good and they leave you alone

Visited July 2013
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“Dirty but lively”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Generally an unattractive place, with horse manure and rubbish everywhere. Expect to get lots of hassle from Orange juice vendors, food vendors, beggers, snake charmers etc. Also, many pickpockets in this area. The atmosphere in the evenings, however, is quite enjoyable.

Visited July 2013
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“Best food on our trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

If you get in the spirit of things the square is great for eating. It's cheap and lively and the people have some top class banter. We recommend 31 for the sausages and 55 for everything else. Our tip: they will bring you bread and olives at the start but these aren't free. Also once you've seen the menu you won't see it again so bring a pen to jot down what you ordered so there can be no debate when the bill comes! Also: the cake trolleys that go round the square are great value and really tasty.

Visited July 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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“you will find everything there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

you will find everything there, go early bc u will get lost if u want to be adventurous bring water some negotiation skills. if u are looking for argan oil don't buy it there go to the county side if you have time

Visited March 2013
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