Historic Travel photo sites: Jemaa El Fna, Marrakesh
This exciting large square and marketplace in the middle of the old Medina in Marrakesh is the meeting spot and social gathering area for locals and tourists visiting Marrakesh. Jemaa El Fna, meaning The mosque with a square at the end of the world or more than likely a courtyard fronting it. The area surrounding the square has the souk or marketplace where you can find all different hand made crafts, clothing and products made in Morocco. Within the square itself are orange juice vendors, snake charmers and other entertainers that vie for tourist dollars all day and into the late evenings..
At night-time, the square comes alive with dozens of food stalls selling a variety of local foods, snacks and fast foods. Most of the food is shown raw so you can pick and choose what you would love to try for the night and it is prepared fresh and served immediately to your table. Performers, story tellers, dancers and musicians flock to area to claim an open spot and attract the local crowds to make their daily rations of tips. This oral and cultural assemblage is now designated as a Unesco World Heritage Masterpiece of Oral and Heritage of Humanity and celebrates the traditions and culture of the Medina and it’s people.
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