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Address: | Square of Marrakech, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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This is the entrance to the outdoor market and food court of the city...

This is the entrance to the outdoor market and food court of the city center.

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The heart of the Medina

There is always things to do, food to eat, things to buy ... there are many souqs on the side streets that are cheaper than street vendors on the jemaa El-fnaa itself

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Oakland, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This place is part restaurant, part heaven for voyeurs, part juice shop, fast food cafe, center for people watching, great place to get a fake watch, snake charmers corner, African dance troop corner, Marrocan storyteller's corner, entrance point to the souks, and senna tattoo parlor!!!!! There's even a table with a guy displaying old teeth and dentures !!!!! Never know... More 

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UK
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Its clearly something you have to see as part of the trip, however not a reason to go to the city for...It was difficult to enjoy as you had to be on ready to spurn the advances of someone wanting to extract your cash or show you the best market in town!. I started to take a picture of the... More 

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Thank KilosUk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is always things to do, food to eat, things to buy ... there are many souqs on the side streets that are cheaper than street vendors on the jemaa El-fnaa itself

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Thank Princess L
London, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another must see place in Marrakech is Jemaa el Fnaa, the main square in town with everything from market stalls to snake charmers and spice markets. I love sitting at one of the restaurants above drinking mint tea and watching what goes on

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This UNESCO protected area is a must see. It shows Moroccan culture, but I personally didn't like it. There are a number of people with snakes and monkeys, you should be careful not to end up close. If they see you looking from far, they just rush to you with a monkey or a snake and try to dump them... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is probably something that should be done - who doesn't want to see the snake charmers - but I wouldn't do anything more than a cursory visit. 5 mins at best.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You just have to go here when in Marrakech. It's busy, noisy and smelly but a respite from the pressure of the souks! Take a stroll through the markets keeping your wits about you and aim back here for drinks, lunch or just a little fresh air (relatively).

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The big rowdy square is the heart of the medina - but its more like a flea market. Yes there are snake charmers and musicians (not that good) and the juice stands and food stands are cool... but the hustle is too intense.

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Angus, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Probably the most must-see attraction in whole of Morocco! Tourist books and websites will give you th eflavour of what to expect, but only visiting it at various times of day will expose you to the full assault on your senses. Daytime sees the theatre that is Place Djemaa el-Fnaa - performers, market stalls, water-sellers, touts, ambulant sellers etc. Take... More 

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County Sligo, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was one of the reason why I chose Marrakech for my little city getaway. And it disappointed me. I know it is cultural difference etc but being honest what I found? Square full of annoying people asking/begging money for everything. Picture with monkey on the leash or snake? Is it cool? I don't think so... Food stands had no... More 

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