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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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  • Most people heading to Marrakesh have heard of Jemaa El-Fnaa Square. It’s an amazing place and a real feast for the senses. Depending on the time of day of your visit, determines the persona the... 
    Most people heading to Marrakesh have heard of Jemaa El-Fnaa Square. It’s an amazing place and a real feast for the senses. Depending on the time of day of your visit, determines the persona the...  more »
  • The Square is a sight to see for sure. I thought I knew what to expect but until you actually expereince it yourself, nothing can compare. I wasn't interested in seeing the monkey trick's, snake... 
    The Square is a sight to see for sure. I thought I knew what to expect but until you actually expereince it yourself, nothing can compare. I wasn't interested in seeing the monkey trick's, snake...  more »
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  • It looks overwhelming at first, but it's easy to navigate. Restaurants with terraces, and shops line the square, and in the evenings, food vendors set up selling fruit juices, all kinds of traditional dishes, and pretty much anything else you can think of. There's entertainment in the form of games, musicians, snake charmers, and monkeys, the later 2 of which I don't endorse. But overall it's a great place to spend the evening and people watch.
  • Good experience, although not as majestic as it looks in pictures. Went in the day and it felt safe. The night was busy and full of entertainment but didn't feel as safe. However, I'm a single mum with 2 kids and I felt safe enough. Just be firm when sellers are pressuring you! We had food in a restaurant on the square with lanterns on the roof terrace. It was really clean and professional and food and drinks were fabulous. The sunset from the roof terrace over the market was stunning! Cantvrwmember the name of it but it's hard to miss with its glowing terrace.

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