"DJEMAA EL-FNA SQUARE" Djamaa El Fna - Square Tip by Oana_bic

Djamaa El Fna - Square, Marrakesh: 143 reviews and 289 photos


This is probably the most representative place of Marrakech and its a large open space or rather, a big stage, vaguely triangular in shape, where you can see countless shows performed by jugglers, snake charmers, dancers and acrobats every day. Each one marks off his "halqa", an imaginary circle blessed by a holy man, and presents his show. It's a large square where fruit and spice merchants, basket-sellers and trinket vendors gather. The name Djemaa el-Fna means "gathering of the dead" due to the fact that public executions took place there in the past. (!)
Cant miss the food here - the vendors will not yet u go literally til ure not stuffed with pastilla, cous cous, calamari, kebabs and so on...

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  • Written May 21, 2006
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