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JEMAA EL FNA Marrakesh

JEMAA EL FNA marrakesh

Jemaa el Fna is one of the world's most famous places, which has become a popular place for entrainment and shopping after it was once an area where the army gathered in the era of the Almoravid state before launching into the Invasion battles and Islamic conquests. It was also a site for executions against criminals and rebels against kings and sultans.

The history of Jemaa el Fna dates back to the establishment of Marrakesh by the Almoravids during the twelfth century AD. and the main reason for its construction was the creation of a shopping area for the people how used to live there. Since then, the Jemaa el Fna Square has been a symbol and historical heritage of the city of Marrakech.

The Jemaa el Fna Square is open on a set of historical monuments including the Koutoubia Mosque, the Mellah district where Jews lived, and the Samarin Souk which was a slave market during the 19th century.

At the end of the 20th century, Jemaa el-Fna Square has become an open-air area that offers entertaining performances to the visitors within what is called the Al- Halqa from the afternoon prayers to late nights, making it a favorite destination for visitors from all over the world to enjoy the Moroccan folklore.

 In the heart of this public square,  you will find There are storytellers who tell interesting stories and legends. There are fortune-tellers who read the horoscopes, many monkey trainers,  comedians, musicians, as well as dentists that expose the teeth they have recently extracted, and so on.

The visitor can shop in Jamaa el Fena and eat from the food stands compact along the perimeter of the square - quite tasty and very cheap- and drink the cold fruit juice that is presented in the carts that are prepared directly in front of the client.
Actually, any visitor to the city can not imagine himself visiting the ancient city of Marrakech without passing through the famous Jemaa el Fna square. It is really worth seeing, and it is actually difficult to describe it to those who haven't seen it. Because of this diverse popular spectacle, it deserved to be classified as a human oral heritage. It is a sanctuary for visitors from all over the world who have come to enjoy offers that reap a rich Moroccan.

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