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“Busy all day long”
Review of Jemaa el-Fnaa

Ranked #4 of 122 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.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

Orange juice sellers in the morning, street food at night and lots of terrace bars around the square

Thank gordonh591
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

I think this square could very well be magical at times but there is also an unsavory side to the magic. The monkeys are kept in small boxes when not needed with nappies on and are not treated very well. We saw one being flicked off a stack of boxes and it landed on it’s back. Not nice really and much better to see them in the wild in Morocco! The snakes if poisonous sometimes have their fangs ripped out or mouths sown up so they cannot feed, again not very pleasant. AND BE WARNED, if you take a photograph of the snake charmers or the monkeys without paying there is less charm and more aggression as this is their livelihood after all. If you don’t want to pay, take a photo from afar and you shouldn’t have any problems.

Thank M W
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

From fresh orange juice to the wonderful souks,jemaal el Fana is a maze of magic.
You must visit this amazing square and experience the magic for yourself.

Thank sarahjU4081ZM
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

At first, I didn't want to eat dinner on the street, but by the 2nd night my girlfriend wanted to try the food in the stalls on the square. We went to food stall #114 and the food was great and the workers were funny and outgoing. We had a great time, enjoyed the food, enjoyed the worker's vibe, and the prices were great (about $30 for calamari, shrimp, chicken tagine, beef sheeshkabob, awesome sweet mint tea, bread).

Thank DowneyTraveler
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

We've visited the square with a friend during the day. Wasn't impressed as those type of markets are not my cup of tea, I've enjoyed it more when watching different videos than in live. That changed when I've seen it in the evening. Lovely lights, beautiful music, wonderfully relaxed enchanting atmosphere. We've had a tea at the terrace bar and than wandered around it.

Thank Vesna1111
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