Djamaa El Fna Square

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Marrakech City Center, Marrakech, Morocco

Djamaa El Fna Square Marrakech Reviews

Africancrab Africanc…
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The Beating Heart of Morocco is in Djemaa El Fna Square Oct 06, 1996
While in Marrakech, do take time to visit the Djama El Fna city square, this is where all the Souks (open markets), food stalls, snake charmers, tattoo artists, henna artists, dancers, monkey handlers, traditional water sellers and all the entertainment is. If you are a food lover, there is nothing like sampling the variety of foods being sold openly. You will of course find some of the food bizarre, but then again, that is the adventure of experiencing foreign cultures.

The evening is much more exciting and intriguing, the smells of the night, the sounds, the music in the air, the call to prayer, the smell of mint and grills sizzling, vendors calling out to buyers etc. It is all much too exciting to miss out.

The square dates back to the 1070's when Marrakech was founded by the Almoravids. Much of the city was then destroyed when it fell to the Almohads in 1147 and Djemaa el Fna was restored along with the city in the years up to 1158. It has since become the beating heart of Morocco itself.

"Travel is an exciting and adventurous passion, it is quite expensive but the reward outweighs the expense. If you can afford it, do it!" Africancrab.
Djamaa El Fna by night
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Africancrab says:
You are welcome anytime, let me know when you come and I shall be glad to show you around.
Posted on: May 25, 2012
choshil says:
Thanks for posting. I hope to make it to Arizona one day too:) Happy travels!
Posted on: May 25, 2012
Africancrab says:
Sarah, you will definitely enjoy it there. The mint tea is like nothing you have ever tasted, try it, you will love it.
Posted on: May 24, 2012
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