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“This place is like being in a strange dream its a total head rush!”
Review of Jemaa el-Fnaa

Jemaa el-Fnaa
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Evening Food Tour in Marrakech
Ranked #18 of 163 things to do in Marrakech
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This is the entrance to the outdoor market and food court of the city center.
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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“This place is like being in a strange dream its a total head rush!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

In the day this square appears like any other, come back at night mad berber drumming and tribal dancers send you into a trance! crowds and crowds of people, stalls and stalls selling everything from oranges to dried dates to oraments. Snake charmers, monkeys on leads its totally crazy, mad buzzing and beating like your heart after too much strong coffee. And in the centre are bench after table after bench of food stalls. However couple things to watch for are pick pockets one put their hand in my back pocket, silly fool never put anything in there. And the food is not clean at the stalls, got bad screaming Abdabs and vomitting at the airport on the way home!! was not much fun! But generally Jemaa El Fna was marrakech for me, nothing else compared.....

Visited April 2013
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“Beware henna ladies”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

We are 2 females. Each time we ventured into Jemaa el Fna we were accosted by the Henna Ladies. They continually grabbed hold of our arms trying to give us a free gift of a henna flower. They don't take NO for an answer, very persistent. We had to keep turning and walking away, not conducive to sight seeing. Also note when walking around the old town; the touts approach you pretending they work at your hotel and have just come off shift and although you don't recognise them, they recognise you and they would be so happy to show you the Berber exhibition which is on for this day only !!

Visited April 2013
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“All they say and more”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Sights and sounds and smells - assault on all senses - completely worth the visit ... over and over - went each night and was not disappointed

Visited April 2013
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“Great experience especially in the evening”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

We visited during the day and were a little underwhelmed but when we returned in the evening it had changed completely with loads of entertainers , meal stalls, lots of lights and hundreds of people. We went onto one of the square's cafe's upper terrace. (be prepared to pay a little more for your drinks) - but it is worth it to take in all the sights without any hassle( not that we experienced much hassle as it was nearly all good natured competition between the stall holders. The prices for food and drink at the stalls or the surrounding cafes was very reasonable.

Visited April 2013
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“The square comes alive at night!”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Jemma el Fna is a great place to spend the day and night. We walked into the square when we first arrived and had a drink at Cafe De'France to take it all in. At night time the square comes alive with performers, street food and market sellers. We ate at No.15 and No.25 - both were good, No.25 being better but more expensive. Dinner is around 200dirhams which includes bread,olives, water, and a great selection of moroccan dishes.

Be weary of the snake charmers and locals who try to approach you with Atlas monkeys. My boyfriend just responded to a hello from one local and before he knew it, had a monkey on his shoulders!!

Visited April 2013
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