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“The night scene is overrated. More interesting during the day!”
Review of Jemaa el-Fnaa

Jemaa el-Fnaa
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Shopping in the Souks of Marrakech Private Tour
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Evening Food Tour in Marrakech
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Marrakech Old City Walking Tour
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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.
Reviewed July 2, 2014

While the square seems to be all abuzz at night there is really not much going on when you stop to evaluate it. Some live music, a few games of chance, same touristy stuff to purchase that you can get everywhere and lots of places to eat. Stay away from the restaurants that surround the inside of the square. They're overpriced and the food is meh. Better off eating at one of the hundreds of stalls set up each night in the middle of the square. Much more fun!
The square in the middle of the day is more interesting because there's less touristy stuff going on. We particularly liked observing the call to prayer when a large section is roped off, carpets are laid down and the men come to pray amidst the chants.

Thank Carole611
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

An amazing place to go at dusk the sun goes down the sqyre comes to life, snake charmers , story tellers, smokey atmosphere from food stalls selling all sorts of exotic foods. We ate here several times but gave the brains she eps heads and weird looking fish a miss, what we did have was excellent food .

Thank carolJohnsonxx
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

He must be roaming arround on Djemaa el Fna, especially at night.
Very touristy but still enjoyable and very arabic atmosphere.
Beware of tourist rip offs.

Thank SkyscrpR
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

Day and night impression is different. During the day is too hot to spend any time at square. Souks that are just next to it are more interesting. Might be a good idea to watch from the rooftop terraces of nearby cafes evening transformation of the square filling with food stands. Than you can come down and have dinner. Food and fresh orange juices are great. But be prepared to constantly be addressed, offered, even grabbed by your hand to come and see or try something. Not relaxing atmosphere at all, but it is atmosphere of Marrakech and it`s not to be missed.

Thank Maja M
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you do not like your personal space, do not go!! Try not to look into anyones eyes as they will try and sell the shirt off their back. Wear shoes that cover your feet and take plenty of water.

Thank Kelly N
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