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“first visit” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Jemaa el Fna

Jemaa el Fna
| Square of Marrakech, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Shopping in the Souks of Marrakech Private Tour
Ranked #11 of 153 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.
Poole, United Kingdom
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“first visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

bit sad seeing snakes/monkeys/vultures being so heavily handled for tourist photos. Food stalls bit of a major let down and very pricey, so not sure what the big hype was about. However it is where the souks begin so all good.

Visited March 2014
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“a wild ride!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

it was still chilly when we were there, so there weren't many performers out at night, but the performers were unlike anything we've seen- and the food!!!!! you must go. You'll never see anything like it again.

Visited April 2013
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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“Just go there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a most wonderful place, but even more so in the evening. The noise is incredible and the hustle and bustle is all around. You must eat off the stalls. The assistants attached the stalls come out with wonderful phrases like - they are Jamie Olivers brother! Wonderful stalls stacked up with oranges, selling fresh orange juice and stalls selling dates, apricots and such wonderful things. If you dont go you have missed something really unique

Visited February 2014
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Has gto be experienced at night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The sounds and smells are a unique experience. Not hassled as much as we were 6 years ago. Had a drink in one of the restaurant terraces. Note that you have to eat to get a window seat, but you can still see and experience the square. A drink is a soft drink, no alcohol is served if you can be seen.

Visited March 2014
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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“Full of chaos but an amazing experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This place is incredible, especially from dusk onwards when the crowds really arrive. A mix of stalls, food providers, snake charmers, monkey entertainers and orange juice salesmen.

If you are looking for a super view of the action, head to "Residence a la Place" which is next to the famous "Cafe de France" the view from here of the square, the sunset and the mosque is simply beautiful.

Visited March 2014
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