Jemaa el-Fnaa

Jemaa el-Fnaa is one of the best-known and busiest squares in Africa as it is the centre of the city’s activity and trade. The square was traditionally and horrifically used for public decapitations by corrupt rulers, but eventually dwellers from the surrounding mountains and desert found the square a convenient location to trade. Jemaa el-Fnaa is bursting with snake charmers, monkey trainers, acrobats, magicians, mystics, musicians, vendors, dentists, beggars and even pickpockets. The square can be quite overwhelming at first with various sellers and entertainers insisting for money and sales from anyone who looks in their direction or comes near. I even got lost in a seemingly never-ending souk (traditional Moroccan market) while being badgered from left to right by shop vendors. Jemaa el-Fnaa is definitely one of the top tourist sites to see that gives a vast taste of Moroccon culture.

Author: Daniella Sousa

I have recently taught abroad and developed a love for travel. I am a current Bachelor of Education student and a lifetime lover of writing. I believe the world needs a little more adventure, love and positivity and that everyone should find the courage to get up and follow their dreams.

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