Djemaa El-Fna, Marrakech
Photo by Mike Greene
|Place Djemaa El-Fna or "The Big
Square" for English speakers is the place to be in Marrakech both for
tourists and the locals who, by far, predominated. It is a place to eat
at night, to shop, and to be entertained anytime. We found ourselves
here every night we were in Marrakech. It is the crossroads for
whatever is happening in town.
|A regular place for locals to eat.
Open air stalls served everything from fresh fish to fresh sheep's
||There are snake charmers,
trick monkeys, and numerous games of chance.
||These fellows seemed to be
playing their drums 18 hours a day and could be heard throughout the
|Cafe France - famous hang out for
afternoon tea and endless people watching - but no alcohol.
||A place for the locals to
obtain everyday goods and tourists to practice bargaining skills.
||A pharmacist peddles his
|There was a huge pile of money in
the middle of this crowd.
||Neil checking the local
wares. She bought a couple things while in Morocco.
||Hundreds of small shops
lined the square and the alleys leading into it.