Djemaa el-Fna or Jamaa el Fnaa is also called as the “assembly place of the nobodies” and is a famous square and a market place too in Marrakech. What’s more, the place is the street theater or hoopla, since 1050 AD. During the day, the place is a marketplace with orange juice stalls, water sellers and snake charmers, with the afternoons offering entertainment of Chleuh dancing boys. Jamaa el Fnaa is a very crowded place which cannot be explored in a day.
The meaning and origin of the Jamaa El Fna Square’s name is completely unknown. This attraction has always been loved by travellers visiting Marrakech. The square has nothing to offer in terms of famous sculptures or monuments, but, it attracts... more performers from all over. Every day, it hosts unique shows for locals and travellers. People can relax in the open Air Theatre. There are plenty of cafés around the square, so people can enjoy the performing acts and dancing while visiting the cafés. The performers are snake charmers, singers, story tellers and healers attracting a Moroccan audience. Food is exquisite, appetising and completes the package on offer. However, the main attraction remains the continuous performance of the artists of Jama’a El Fna Square.