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Address: | Square of Marrakech, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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12:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

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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We were expecting to get a lot of hassle at Jemaa el Fna. Although we did get a little, it is not nearly as bad as we had imagined. It is far less chaotic and busy than we thought... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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York
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375 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This square is unbelievable & "an assault on the senses". From the moment you get off the bus or out of the taxi the noise sucks you in & the sheer volume of people mesmerises you. I've no idea how many people are there: probably 5,000????? There's every kind of local entertainment you could dream of from urchins selling chewing... More 

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Taurinya, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This legendary square has been much eulogised, and it is certainly worth a visit [for all the reasons so regularly rehearsed here]. If you're frightened of snakes, or phased by heaving throngs of people, it is a nightmare!

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London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We were expecting to get a lot of hassle at Jemaa el Fna. Although we did get a little, it is not nearly as bad as we had imagined. It is far less chaotic and busy than we thought - our kids happily and safely ran around (although you do need to watch for scooters coming from all directions). We... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Overwhelming in terms of the noise and bustle. It was not liked by my young children who didn't like the noise and the pestering. One henna lady was especially aggressive, painting the henna on despite protestations. The monkeys didn't look well cared for and the snakes downright scarey! However it was colourful and exciting. We retreated to a rooftop cafe... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The Jemaa el Fna gets a recommendation not because of its cleanliness or beauty or for anything it can offer (except for the fresh orange juice vendors - my idea of paradise). It gets five stars because it is just as the books about Marrakesh describe it. The vendors, snake charmers, water sellers all come to life as you walk... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Just before I travelled to Marrakech, I had read somewhere that this was 'the best square in the world'. I imagined this to be an exaggeration on things. After checking into the Riyadh in the Medina (the historic centre), we proceeded to make our way to the Jemaa el Fna through packed streets. This had made me feel stressed and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Love or hate this place you cannot fail to be impressed by the immense size of this square. It's huge and at first glance overwhelming. There is everything on offer here from traditional music, food of all varieties, henna ladies, animals and endless amounts of people and noise. Some of the hawkers - particularly the henna ladies - can be... More 

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Annemasse
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

A chance to examine purchases in daylight. Cafe des Épices, the more charming sister operation to Terrasse des Épices, is here. And there's another chance to get that henna tattoo/beanie/fez...

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The square was lovely. When I visited the first time, there were tons of people and performers. It was great to be able to interact with them. Unfortunately on this trip the performers were on strike so they weren't out to be seen. There are also lovely places to stop for a drink or lunch when you need a break... More 

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Portsmouth
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The square is every bit as mental as you would expect. Take your time to explore and see the sites and then have a coffee in one of the restaurants with a terrace and watch it all unfold. The sights and smells are mesmorising and exhausting!

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