Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakech

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The commercial and cultural center of the city, Jemaa el-Fnaa represents a UNESCO-designated Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The square hosts daily performances by storytellers, actors, and musicians. Merchants come and go throughout the day, selling fresh orange juice, traditional foods, herbal medicines, traditional water bags made from leather, and brass drinking cups. Put Jemaa el-Fnaa at the forefront of your travel plans using our Marrakech itinerary planning website .
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  • Essential in Marrakech, the Jemaa el Fna place is worth a visit for its picturesque coast. Orange juice are delicious but we didn't taste the dishes available on the site for fear of the lack of hygiene and also because we felt Facebook
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  • I've been several times in Marrakech and it seems a surprising city, but this place is as if it had stopped time. People from another era as enchanters of snakes, water, sellers of dentures are. There are smells and loud sounds, much hustle and bustle which is increased from the middle of the afternoon until nightfall when it gets its apogee. It is a large theater where everything comes felt. Without a doubt an essential visit to Marrakech.
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  • Not eat never at checkpoints from the square at night, hygienically very very doubtful and it is expensive. Very bad quality.
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  • Loved the market. Lots of stand to buy freshly squeezed juice, all more or less the same price. If buying anything be prepared to haggle. I was on my own with kids aged 4 & 6 and I was not harassed by sales people. Had a great guy who took me to the leather part of the market, he didn't ask or take any money from me. He didn't take me down any quiet or back roads, was in busy public road at all times. You can also take horse and carriage rides from here. Taxis and buses readily available too.
  • It is fine to visit especially in the evenings. There is a wide selection of food. People become very annoying when you want to just walk over the area. Everyone wants to promote their food and pull you into their place. There are a lot of fruit stands where you can buy freshly pressed orange and other juices. Very tasty. During day there is not a lot to see except some people with snakes and monkeys. Come here in the evening before sunset and go to hotel la France to take a photo of the area. Afterwards have some food on the market but only eat where local people eat as well!
  • A very interesting place. It's the Old Town of the city of Marrakech. Very friendly people but in the mix you'll encounter very pushy vendors. If you see something you like, they will tell you it's one of the last ones they got if not the last one. If you don't agree with the price don't be afraid to leave it and keep looking. You'll find the same item over and over again in nearby shops. While shopping it is very important to be actively trading. Never take the first price they tell you but counter it up to 50% reduction. From there it will go on for a minute or two until you settle somewhere in the middle.
  • It is a love it or hate it place, you will love the atmosphere and their culture, but you will hate the people always chase you for money, specially the people who wear costume, if they see you taking photo of them, they will come and ask for money and threaten you. If you want to take photo of the square, you better go inside some coffee shop, buy a cup of coffee and go upstairs to take better shot as the costume people won't go in the coffee shop. From morning to afternoon, the square is dead quiet, but in the evening it is like festival. Food is not great but food stall vendor are very nice and it is no point to visit the restaurant as the food stall have better food.
  • This is one of the greatest places, if somebody once an idea about Moroccan and especially Marrakechies culture. Hear you find different people from different areas from Morocco, and also from other parts of the world. We could call the place culture diversity place. The place is a mixture between modern and traditional, art's, foods, clothing and shops. I highly recommend Marcus Theaters marvelous place.
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