We were expecting Jemaa el Fna to be totally crazy, with people constantly hassling us. It's nowhere near as bad as we expected. Yes, you do get pestered if you show any interest in something/someone but you should expect this. It's part and parcel of being there. I don't like the idea of people using monkeys etc as money making objects, so we avoided them by just taking a wide berth and skirting around them. It's bright and vibrant and a great place to watch the world go by. There are restaurants dotted around the outskirts and for the price of a drink you can sit on the balcony, watch the sunset and look down on the square with absolutely no hassle whatsoever. My advice would be to go there expecting it to be crazy and busy and full of people trying to hassle you and you'll be pleasantly surprised that it's not so bad after all. And remember, these people are just trying to make a living and what would Marrakech be without Jemaa el Fna?
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