Morocco Travel

Jemaa El-Fnaa and Souks


If you visitMarrakesh you will visit the Jemaa el-fnaa for sure.  It’s one of the most famous squares in morocco and is the centre of the city’s activity and trade. Jemaa el-fnaa is listed on unesco’s list  of the “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The Jemaa el-Fna Square is one of the main cultural spaces in Marrakesh and has become one of the symbols of the city since its foundation in the eleventh century. It represents a unique concentration of popular Moroccan cultural traditions performed through musical, religious and artistic expressions.

Next to the place, the souks with their explosion of sensual experiences will attract your attention and lead you in their magical and beautiful little alleys like in 1001 night. if you are looking for cheap authetic bargaiens, you will be disappointed. it is quite expensive for this kind of market. of course you never pay the price asked of, you are doing the game and in the end you pay hald of was asked for. but even than the difference is not that big to the products you can buy in moroccan shops in your area. but the experience is priceless. In the opposite of my experince in turkish markets the moroccan sales people were way more polite and not as pushy as the turkish ones. i read a few blogs and travel advice givers and asked peter kerry (our man in marrakesh) how to behave when going on my own in this area. it was just really easy going. of course i dressed sensible (no naked arms, legs etc. ) and behaved friendly but cool. just smiling and saying no. i had no problems. for informations about travelling to marrakesh please get in touch via contact formular.

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