Djemaa el-Fna Marrakech

Djemaa el-Fna is the main square of the Marrakech Medina and the most famous market place in Morocco.

Djemaa el-Fna
[Djemaa el-Fna]

It is here that you will find snake charmers, dancers and musicians, potions and bush remedies and carnival type side shows – anything from miniature golf to boxing.

Djemaa el-Fna bush remedies
[Djemaa el-Fna bush remedies]

When I arrived I thought much it was all put on for tourists, but after wandering around I found many of the attractions are attended only by Moroccans.

Djemaa el-Fna crowd
[Djemaa el-Fna crowd]

If you look and linger just a fraction too long (say about one second) at any attraction, the man will suck you into his sideshow then try and extract an extortionate amount of Dirhams out of you. Don’t even think of trying to take a picture without paying for it.

Charmed Cobra - Djemaa el-Fna Marrakech
[Charmed Cobra – Djemaa el-Fna Marrakech]

Djemaa el-Fna Dancers


  1. Lol, the dancers are still there :) 

  2. Lol, the dancers are still there :)