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"Djemaa el Fna Square" Djamaa El Fna - Square Tip by keeweechic

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

Djemaa el Fna Square is one of the busiest squares in Morocco. It has even been named a ‘masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity” by UNESCO. The name has the unfortunate meaning of ‘assembly of the dead’ which is believed to have come from times when the square was a place of executions. The heads of criminals were put on display here even right into the 19th century. Berber peasants used bring their harvests to the square to sell.

Directions: End of Triq el Koutoubia, rue Mouassine, rue Souk Smarine or rue Riad el Kedim

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  • Written Jan 28, 2009
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