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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The souk in Marrakech is a constant sensory adventure of colour, noise and activity. Once you dive in there is always some new sight, always some sound and always someone trying to attract your attention or sell you something. It's quite an immersive experience and some will enjoy it and others won't.

For me it was incredible but it is quite a relief to be able to escape it for a while - either in a riad or one of the quiter bars and cafes. It's a bustling noisy place, easy to get lost - which is, dependent on your outlook, an enjoyable adventure or unnerving. After a few days you start to recognise landmarks as you pass through the souk and it becomes less daunting.

The interesting thing for me was the change at night. After about nine o clock or so, the stalls close up for the night and the souk becomes a different place. The streets are no longer filled with life - they are quiet - empty. And those streets, that had been filled with life, now all look the same. It's much easier to get lost at night in the empty streets of the souk than in the day and more worrying. In the day there are hundreds, if not thousands, of people around at night a handful at most.

If you're going to Marrakech undoubtedly you'll visit the souk. Overcome the worries and dive in, get involved. Haggle with the locals and enjoys the sights and sounds. It's a really rewarding experience.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Andrew Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This square hosts a daily bustling market with all the smells and noise associated. Beware of snake charmers and monkey handlers who will deposit said animal on your neck uninvited and demand payment for their removal. Just observe from a distance. Unless you have a cast iron constitution avoid the food. An experience

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Timidoldtraveller
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The central place known global is the heartbeat of the old city. Filled with people all the time and extremely animated at night (which is when we recommend going). You can enjoy Jemaa Elfna by day, chill in a coffee, unwind in a Hammam. Or by night where we saw monkeys, snakes, we had a lot of fresh juices. The place is near most of the riads , great restaurants. We enjoyed a lot siting in a terrace to look at the place

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank zenhayet
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hub of the Medina, the busiest square you've ever entered. Fantastic and magical, a memory to be preserved forever.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A must place to see to witness culture and chaos. Tooth pullers, monkeys, snake charmers and much more.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank vicky m
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