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  • Address: Djemaa el Fna
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  • Admission: Free

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Djemaa el Fna (Place of the Dead)

Djemaa el Fna, or Place of the Dead, a huge open expanse at the core of the medina (old town) of Marrakech, is one of the great meeting places of the world. Traders meet merchants, merchants meet travelers, travelers meet snake handlers. And the past meets the present, with storytellers carrying on a centuries-old oral tradition, keeping their listeners spellbound with tall tales. The square functions as an outdoor market, music hall, restaurant and theatre as well as the point of departure or arrival for exploration of Marrakech’s myriad delights.

To get an overview, head for a terrace at one of the cafes which loom over the edges of the square. The price of a coffee will buy you respite from the commotion at ground level and a sensational view of the market, the Koutobia Mosque and the Atlas Mountains. And once the sun goes down the Place of the Dead is anything but. In fact it’s just getting going, with mesmerizing music and the smoke from dozens of neon-lit food stalls filling the air.

Practical Info

All roads lead to Djemaa el Fna; the square is closed to traffic but taxis can drop you at the edge. Narrow alleys lead off the square into the souks.

Tours & Tickets

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4.5 star rating: Recommended 175 Reviews

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Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

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3.5 star rating: Worth doing 18 Reviews

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