Marrakesh Walk Tour last part; Jemaa El Fna Square at Night

4-days Morocco Self-guided Solo Tour
July 03 to July 06, 2014

Marrakesh walk tour 1st part; Strolling the Old Medina

How to go to Place Jemaa El Fna;
From Marrakesh Airport, just go to the only Airport arrival exit and the bus #19 is waiting there every 30 minutes. Fare costs 30MAD ($3.7) which has around 20 minute travel to the last stop, Place Jemaa. Photography and video taking is permitted.

The cultural space of Jemaa El Fna square has been proclaimed masterpiece of the intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO. The Jamaa El Fna Square is situated in the heart of the Medina. The cultural and artistic crossroads is used not only as a meeting piece for local people, but also for story tellers, acrobats, musicians, dancers, smoke charmers, traditional healers and fortune-tellers. It is also a plate for trading and entertainment. The Square is a model for urban planning giving priority to people, culture, encounter and exchange.

During the day it is predominantly occupied by orange juice stalls, youths with chained Barbary apes, water sellers in colourful costumes with traditional leather water-bags and brass cups, and snake charmers who will pose for photographs for tourists. As the day progresses, the entertainment on offer changes: the snake charmers depart, and late in the day the square becomes more crowded, with Chleuh dancing-boys (it would be against custom for girls to provide such entertainment), story-tellers (telling their tales in Berber or Arabic, to an audience of appreciative locals), magicians, and peddlers of traditional medicines. As darkness falls, the square fills with dozens of food-stalls as the number of people on the square peaks. The square is edged along one side by the Marrakesh souk, a traditional North African market catering both for the common daily needs of the locals, and for the tourist trade. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jemaa_el-Fnaa
 
Marrakesh walk tour; Jemaa El Fna Square at night

Marrakesh walk tour; Jemaa El Fna Square at night

Marrakesh walk tour; Jemaa El Fna Square at night

Marrakesh walk tour; Jemaa El Fna Square at night

Marrakesh walk tour; Jemaa El Fna Square at night

Marrakesh walk tour; Jemaa El Fna Square at night

Marrakesh walk tour; Jemaa El Fna Square at night

Marrakesh walk tour; Jemaa El Fna Square at night

Marrakesh walk tour; Jemaa El Fna Square at night

Marrakesh walk tour; Jemaa El Fna Square at night

Marrakesh walk tour; Jemaa El Fna Square at night

Marrakesh walk tour; Jemaa El Fna Square at night


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