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This is so different from anything else in Morocco, but it is a joy to be there. The hustle and bustle, the crowds, the food stalls, the marketplace, the lights, et al. Go there in the day (or maybe early evening), stroll in the marketplace...More
This can be considered to be one of a kind place..theres nearly everything..snake charmers dancers monkeys horses.. nice cafes that overlook the area and souk where you can find nearly everything
You should bargain for everything
Beware of pick pockets and aggressive food stalls
Don't let the henna women anywhere near your hands. I made this mistake 20 minutes into our trip when I went to the ATM and ended up with a poorly done and very expensive henna after a woman grabbed my hand. Hustlers aside, the square...More
This place is interesting. It is a hustle and bustling place in the evening with vendors selling their food and wares. There are snake charmers and men with monkeys and entertainers everywhere. You will get hustled! There is no way of avoiding it. Just shake...More
There is absolutely nothing authentic about this place - a total and utter tourist trap, with some appalling animal abuse/exploitation on show. Had heard it was one of THE places to see in Marrakesh - personally I wish I hadn't wasted my time going there....More
Its magical....its mesmerising......its exotic....its old world Morocco....almost as if you have stepped back a few centuries. The people are friendly and warm. The shops full of goodies, shopkeepers ready to bargain....everything is with a smile. We loved it. The for market was fascinating too with...More
It's impossible to say anything that's not already been said about the Place Jemaa El-Fna, just go, it's the hub for everything...
Tourists traps a plenty, lot's of hustle and bustle... It's cultural, it's Maroc, it's Marakkech, it the Medina and souk and a millions...More
This is the most over hyped rip of places I have been. Most of the merchants here are looking for any opportunity to rip tourists off with various scams and tricks. Most of the goods on offer are cheap knock offs. For example Argon Oil...More
It has quite a nice vibe in the evening, when the air is smokey with all the cooking and musicians are playing, but there are so many beggars and people hassling you to buy their wares, it really just gets a bit tiring. Daytime it...More
Couldn't wait to get away from here. We went at night (around 7pm) and found the market stall holders at the main square were overly pushy and forceful, making us feel quite uncomfortable. We didn't really get a chance to get a good look in...More
There should still be activity when you get there but it'll be different than at an earlier time. In fact the square is active from about 9 am til well after midnight but the nature of the activity changes as the day goes... More
There should still be activity when you get there but it'll be different than at an earlier time. In fact the square is active from about 9 am til well after midnight but the nature of the activity changes as the day goes on. For example, the snake charmers, water men, etc are there from the beginning but the story tellers don't show up until late morning/early afternoon and the "restaurants" don't start up til late afternoon. So to get the full picture you need to go back multiple times during the day.
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Definitely don't cancel your trip, Morocco is amazing! I found the people very lovely, welcoming, and warm. Just be a smart traveller; be respectful of them and their culture and you should have no issues. If you have the... More
Definitely don't cancel your trip, Morocco is amazing! I found the people very lovely, welcoming, and warm. Just be a smart traveller; be respectful of them and their culture and you should have no issues. If you have the opportunity to change your itinerary, I wouldn't bother with Agadir and spend only a couple days in Marrakech... head out to the desert or mountains instead. Chefchaouen is a delightful gem, well worth the trip and has outstanding food too! The dunes of the Sahara knocked my socks off... and I've been to 42 countries on 6 continents at this point. So many beautiful things about that country, including its people. I highly encourage you to experience it for yourself.
There’s no need to worry about anything. Morocco is perfectly safe. Avoid the tanneries in Marrakech and don’t take pictures of the monkeys and the snake charmers. Don’t go with anyone but a licensed guide with credentials... More
There’s no need to worry about anything. Morocco is perfectly safe. Avoid the tanneries in Marrakech and don’t take pictures of the monkeys and the snake charmers. Don’t go with anyone but a licensed guide with credentials. Otherwise everyone is very nice. Yes people will try to get you to buy their goods. A simple finger wag and a stern no will stop it. They’re just trying to make a living. Hope that helps!