Jemaa el-Fnaa
Jemaa el-Fnaa
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Points of Interest & LandmarksFlea & Street Markets
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
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This is the entrance to the outdoor market and food court of the city center.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Mathilda L
47 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Horrible place. No order no structure, huge crowds and motorcycles driving in the middle of the marketplace. Feels very uncomfortable and unsafe because they are not exactly driving slow. Everything is for tourists only, bad quality products - you get nothing for the money. Other than that there is a lot of animal abuse. People who keep monkeys on a chain around their neck and horses that have to stand in the heat without water all day long.
Impossible to avoid this place because the exchange offices are there and you can buy stamps there and all the souk streets lead to this horrible place.
Written 28 February 2024
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iReview2018
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had one good and one bad food experience.

Stall 14 was amazing - good people, good prices with lots of locals eating there.

We wanted to try the soup at stall 1 as had read good reviews. Turns out there is more than one stall 1 - the place we went to was a total rip off. 370dhm for two soups, two mixed kebabs and some bread and veg. Our bad in that we let them suggest other things and bring them out without looking at a menu with prices. But still hey how expensive can a night market be?! We couldn’t believe the bill when it came based on what we had eat found. Better spots outside of the market can be

Read all the tips before you go to eat here so that you don’t get ripped off.
Written 28 February 2024
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BenGriffiths2000
London, UK4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Whilst we loved the medina, wandering through the souks and old shopping streets, the main square is best avoided. It’s the central hub for fleecing tourists. Individual sellers who do not have their own stores try to sell their goods at inflated prices, the poor monkeys are dragged by chains for photos, the snake charmers throw a snake on you and then turn agressive if you don’t pay them a lot, and the beggars are pushy.

Marrakesh is beautiful as are the people and this square sadly has none of that charm (though viewing it from a high rooftop which we don’t do might be nice). Stick to the souks instead, the deeper the better
Written 27 February 2024
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suzytoo
Maidenhead, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
While in Marrakesh a few weeks ago we walked to this square late one evening, it’s also referred to as the night market & what an experience it turned out to be…Our hotel the brilliant Medina Gardens built within the medina wall & walking distance of Jemaa-el-Fnaa square, we asked at reception how to get there, it was a 10 minute easy stroll, once you pass the mosque, he said, just follow the sound of the drums & was he right about that..the noise, the people, the smells & the stalls, what an amazing experience it turned into..it’s something you need to experience…
Written 24 February 2024
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Sean G
Cardiff, UK19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Serious safety incident
May 2023 • Couples
The food looked really good, unfortunately we were unable to try any of it due to being continually harassed by the locals. They will touch you, grab you, block you from walking away, stroke your hair if you're a women... It is unbelievable how women are treated here although men are treated almost as badly. I would never come here as a solo traveller and in a group i would only stay for 5 minutes. 5 minutes of being physically and verbally assaulted is enough. We followed all of their rules regarding dress code. I wish we had turned up wearing swim wear as they deserve the respect they give to others, which is zero.
Maybe if this place can sort out how they treat tourists they will receive the benefit from it. We didn't spend any money here because of how we were treated. Probably the most backwards place I have ever visited in the world. I travel a lot.
Written 23 February 2024
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Jelena J
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My recent visit to Jemaa el-Fnaa left me deeply troubled by the distressing treatment of animals, including caged falcons, snakes, and particularly monkeys. These poor creatures were chained, had their teeth removed, and were subjected to beating, all for the sake of entertaining visitors. In the 21st century, it is disheartening to witness such cruelty for amusement. I urge everyone to be conscious of the well-being of these animals and reconsider supporting activities that exploit and harm them. Let's promote responsible tourism and prioritize the ethical treatment of animals.
Written 23 February 2024
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Andy W.
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Interesting experience visiting the square at night. The men tempting you to eat at they're stalls were entertaining (for a while). Ended up eating at stall number 9. Good experience and the food was tasty. The tiny side dishes that we thought came the meal turned out to be all extras. Ended up being very expensive, at least double what we'd thought when we read the menu. Would suggest be very clear about what you're ordering with the menu in your hand and not be taken in by the patter which changed when querying the bill.
Written 21 February 2024
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TessaPolis
Cheltenham, UK504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is where it is all happening, especially at night. Crowds of people; buskers; peddlers and the World and his wife! Has to be seen to be fully appreciated. Love it.
Written 18 February 2024
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Bruce C
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK156 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Hi we went here during the day, so was probably more calm than in the evening, there was still enough going on to make it an experience, we did the usual snake pictures and dancing, haggled hard to get the price down from 200 to 50, luckily as we didn't have 200 on that day, the square was pretty overlooked by the Mosque with various lanes leading of to the souks.
It's a must for a visit as it's part of Marrakech, but maybe we need to go in the night next time for a more immersive experience.
Written 13 February 2024
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Redfeatherboat
30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Animal abuse on show.

Sad to see the abused monkeys, snakes and birds of prey in Marrakesh’s main square. The monkeys have their teeth removed (without pain relief) and are mostly stolen from the wild. They’re forced into chains and manacles and are dressed in human clothing for photographs with tourists.

They are kept in small boxes when not on display, and I saw one man smash a baby monkey against the floor because it was struggling to get free.

Under no circumstances should people engage with this cruelty, and certainly never pay the them to continue this trade.

The born free foundation has a campaign about it on their website
Written 8 February 2024
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