Travel photo: Jemaa El Fna, Marrakesh

Historic Travel photo sites: Jemaa El Fna, Marrakesh


Travel photo: Jemaa El Fna, Marrakesh

Travel photo: 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.



The souk at Jemaa El Fna in Marrakesh

The souk at Jemaa El Fna in Marrakesh



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11 Responses to Travel photo: Jemaa El Fna, Marrakesh

  1. SBO May 19, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

    It is a beautiful place.
    I want to try and visit for once.

  2. Marcia July 15, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    Another place on my list. Thanks for the tour, Noel!
    Great photos.

  3. Elena July 14, 2014 at 12:59 am #

    Beautiful photos. Morocco has been a dream for many years and I am hoping to make it a reality in 2015. Thanks for the dose of inspiration!

  4. Corinne July 13, 2014 at 1:58 am #

    Noel, I love a night shot, and I love a market…good combo! Thanks for linking up with Weekend Travel Inspiration!

  5. Kathryn July 11, 2014 at 6:09 am #

    Particularly love the second photo. This is a place I’d really like to photograph one day. I’d also love to try some of the street food. Did you try any?

    • Noel July 11, 2014 at 8:24 am #

      Yes a few, but mostly nibbling small dishes, not full meals

  6. anna parker July 9, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

    You have captured the Medina square and souk so well – I haven’t been to Marrakesh for such a long time now but the smells, noise and bustle are so memorable looking at the photos! I was nervous when we were there in case of seeing snakes, fortunately we were lucky not to as I hate them!! I’m glad you didn’t have a photo of one above!!

  7. Paul (@luxury__travel) July 9, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

    How I’d love to go back to Marrakech some time soon! Really like these shots – the second one in particular. They show how the city is still thriving and active even late at night.

  8. muzachan July 9, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

    Great photos 🙂

  9. Heather July 9, 2014 at 1:40 am #

    Great photos, they really capture the energy of the place. I’d love to visit Morocco some day! The markets looks like such interesting places to explore.

  10. Dale July 9, 2014 at 1:12 am #

    Another stunning shot.

    Marrakesh has been on our mental list of places to go for the longest time but the opportunity just hasn’t come up yet, though even if we don’t make it before ours travels finally meet their end, we’ll certainly go during a long holiday in the future.

I look forward to hearing from you and continuing our discussion with any comment you would like to add

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