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Jemaa el-Fnaa

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Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

Both are recommended by expert reviewers. Overall, Jemaa el-Fnaa is the choice of most professionals compared to Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret. Jemaa el-Fnaa scores 97 with praise from 8 publications such as concierge.com, Frommer's and Afar Magazine.

Both are recommended by expert reviewers. Overall, Jemaa el-Fnaa is the choice of most professionals compared to Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret. Jemaa el-Fnaa scores 97 with praise from 8 publications such as concierge.com, Frommer's and Afar Magazine.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Marrakech
location

Central square at entrance to market, Marrakech, Morocco

endorsements
  • 12 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    The city's cultural epicenter, thronged day and night with a carnival of local life.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The carnivalesque open square right at the center of the medina is Marrakesh's heartbeat and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Bag a ringside seat to observe the oboe-playing snake charmers... acrobats turning back flips to riotous applause, and fire breathers spouting flames into the night sky. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Everywhere you look in the Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakesh’s main square and open-air theatre, you’ll discover drama already in progress. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    The highlight of the evening is the street art of "halka" in which words are interpreted in a special way, and tales, stories and songs are reinvented for curious onlookers and performance fans. Full Review →

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94
#2 in Marrakech

Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakech, Morocco

  • 5 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    The centerpiece of Marrakesh is the square tower of the Koutoubia minaret, attached to the Koutoubia Mosque, built in the late 12th century.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Dating from the early 12th century, it became a model for the Hassan Tower in Rabat and the Giralda in Seville. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Its towering minaret is visible for miles in any direction and is the focal point from which the French laid out the road network in their ville nouvelle. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Five times a day, one voice rises above the Djemaa din as the muezzin calls the faithful to prayer from the Koutoubia Mosque minaret. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Already described in 1381 as a "work of perfection", the minbar (pulpit) in Koutoubia Mosque was made by local artisans in Cordoba beginning in 1137 and transported piece by piece to Marrakech. Full Review →

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