Jamaa el Fna Marrakesh

Jamaa el Fna Marrakesh

Everybody told me when you get to Marrakesh be ready for Jamaa el Fna. Having travelled I was somewhat skeptical and with a recent visit to Tunisia I was sure I couldn’t be that surprised… boy was I wrong. An electric blending of souks, food stalls, story tellers and people like I’ve never seen before.

Whether sitting on the terrace of Cafe de France where this shot was taken, dining at one of the stalls or getting lost in the narrow streets of the medina you can’t help but feel like your part of the beating heart that is Marrakesh when you are near the square. I throughly recommend spending an evening or two exploring and people watching while sipping a fine mint tea.

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13 Responses to Jamaa el Fna Marrakesh

  1. BOBBI LEE HITCHON March 15, 2012 at 12:36 AM #

    Love this photo Chris. Can’t wait to visit this part of the world someday.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD March 15, 2012 at 10:37 AM #

      Bobbi I can’t wait to get back and see more of it. Although I think 2013 will have to be my explore Africa time as I’ve already filled up 2012.

  2. MATT March 15, 2012 at 4:37 AM #

    Great lighting. I love the setting sun combined with the florescent light in the foreground.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD March 15, 2012 at 10:37 AM #

      Thanks Matt, not bad for a trusty iphone photo that’s for sure.

  3. ANDREW March 15, 2012 at 7:53 PM #

    We were just talking about Morocco at dinner. Looking forward to making it one of these years soon. Love the picture.

  4. VAGO DAMITIO March 17, 2012 at 11:50 AM #

    Great shot. That’s actually the first place I stayed in Marrakech. Had a terrible experience when I went back to it later, but that first stay was alright. One thing for sure, the terrace there is the best way to simply breathe in the essence of Jmaa el Fna.


  5. THEWORLDORBUST March 17, 2012 at 10:49 PM #

    That place looks ruthless!

  6. NOMADIC SAMUEL April 2, 2012 at 5:07 AM #

    Nice shot mate! The wide angle really offers a nice perspective.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 2, 2012 at 8:58 AM #

      Samuel there was more to the left of the shot but my poor iphone just didn’t have the angle on it to grab it all. Up high is the best way to take in the fna I think.

  7. KRISTEN April 2, 2012 at 6:56 AM #

    Love this picture. Takes me right back to my time in Morocco. I loved Marrakesh so much. Did you make it to Moulay Idriss or Chefchaouen (the Blue City)? Those places were my favorite. You can check them out here:

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 2, 2012 at 9:01 AM #

      Kristen I was only there for a couple of nights due to being on a promotional trip with BMI Airlines in the UK. Will be aiming to make a trip back next year I think to really explore Morocco and Africa.

  8. CARLO ALBERTO April 21, 2012 at 9:06 AM #

    Firts time I was there was in 1983.
    Arriving on a motorraid from Italy on an used BMW.
    Believe me, it was not so different from nowadays!
    This is why it is so charming: because it is always there the same atmosphere od the desert’s doors.
    Ciao and thanks

  9. ANNE STANDING April 25, 2012 at 2:42 PM #

    Beautiful picture! My favourite things were the story-tellers, acrobats and snake-charmers in the square. Did you stay to watch?

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