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“Marrakesh at night...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jemaa el Fna

Jemaa el Fna
Central square at entrance to market, Marrakech, Morocco
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Experience Marrakech: Food and Market Tour of...
Ranked #10 of 61 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Neighborhoods, Performances, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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.
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“Marrakesh at night...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The square is a must see. I ate here most evenings i was in Marrakesh; at stalls 1 and 25...(more times at the latter) - it is the place for cheap food - yet tasty. A real atmosphere at night - a visual feast. Just keep a good sense of humour - don't let henna tatooists near you unless you want them to ink you...take photographs carefully or with permission ...If you get orange juice ask for plastic cups to keep your stomach safe:) For solo travellers - a great spot where you would never feel lonely.

Visited August 2013
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“Good, but was not able to be visited by the time I went”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

It was quite nice, but was not able to be visited by the time I went, so it was such a shame we could not get inside. Maybe next time

Visited October 2012
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“Chaotic paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Amazing place to see especially at night!Impossible to explain to others as its not just about the photos. It's all the sounds and smell as well.Go to a rooftop terrace to have some mint tea which seems to be a signature non-alcoholic drink and enjoy the views. Just a word of warning: Be careful where you look or you'll be followed by all the "lovely entertainers" demanding payment for you looking at them or taking pictures of them.

Visited September 2013
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“Square with many acts...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The square is filled with many acts like, snake charmers, henna ladies-go for the natural brown henna, monkey acts, horse and carriage ride-brilliant. Vibrant and bustling!

Visited August 2013
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“Beware of snakes!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Walk around here with purpose or you will get bombarded with Snakes, Monkeys and henna tattoos!

Be confident with the but not insulting, I can recommend the fresh orange from the sellers on the square and spend a few hours of an evening in one of the cafe balcony's to spectate the wonders.

An experience which you must take in whilst in Marrakesh.

Visited April 2013
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