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Jemaa el-Fnaa

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Marrakech, Morocco
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This is the entrance to the outdoor market and food court of the city center.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“food stalls” (1,129 reviews)
“snake charmers” (2,419 reviews)
“orange juice” (535 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

It's really something to experience. A mad circus filled with fortune tellers, drummers and acrobats.

Thank GemmHarden
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

too much hassling. Good to see from one of the roof terraces.

Thank natkin
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

Visiting the Jamaa el Fna at night is an essential part of any Marrakech itinerary; a stunning experience. To enjoy, take your time strolling around at dusk, appreciating the stalls, acts and so forth from a slight distance (and without showing too much interest) if...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2012

Good atmosphere first few times we went but became tiring and repetitive.Food was sometimes cold or overcooked and there was too much hassle for business from each of the stalls. It was nice to sit beside and chat to tourists from other countries and share...More

Thank Patriciaa142
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

This is the must see part of the medina, a vast open square that transforms from a tourist trap in the daytime to Marrakesh's entertainment centre at night. The abuse of live animals is disturbing but it would not go on if tourists stopped taking...More

Thank laNyonsaise
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

Not long come back from a week in Marrakesh and obviously as its the main square we spent a lot of time here. I have really mixed feelings, because as an experience of a different culture it was amazing in some respects but scary and...More

Thank Lucy S
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

I had read about Jemaa el Fna, but the place simply blows your mind, especially at night. It is a once in a lifetime experience. The combination of sights, sounds, smells is simply out of this world. We saw musicians, snake charmers, dancers, and all...More

Thank Enrique C
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

Obviously everyone comes here when visiting Marakech. Very busy. Can get some good bargains in the souks if you're willing to barter hard. We started at 70% of asking price. You can tell quite quickly how much they're willing to go down after that. If...More

Thank Marwan A
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

The best time to go is in the evening after maghrib all the lights sounds and noise animals is a great experience for adults and children. I've found morocco is a very safe place to be and it's best to have a good attitude to...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2012

I found it very exciting and funny. Take a good sense of humor and enjoy!

Thank Laura G
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Owslebury
22 February 2018|
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Response from mohiemen | Reviewed this property |
It is safe but you have look after your valuables well. No need for organised excursions this is an open place with free access to everyone.
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Trishna N
11 December 2017|
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Response from anja e | Reviewed this property |
Jemma-el-Fnaa is inside of the old Medina.
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NataliebrightonUK
6 November 2017|
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Response from Frederick_C_Smith_II | Reviewed this property |
Whatever you do stay at one of the restaurants with prices shown, not at the Stalls in the Medina Jemaa el-Fnaa! They will hassle you and scam you with too much food then threaten you if you don't pay up (about USD$30 per... More
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