‘You can’t be in Marrakech and not visit the Djemaa-El-Fna.’ – Literally everybody who has ever been to Marrakech. We, as a DMC and as proud Moroccans concur – with passion.
This place has it all. You’ll feel instant joy once you step into this ‘out in the open museum’. A triangular plaza that lies at the heart of Marrakech. More specifically, in the medina. It’s the epicenter of Morocco’s most attracted destination. On our Fes to Marrakech desert tours, you’ll be taken there. Not only that, but, thanks to our deep fondness of Marrakech, you’ll live as if you belong there. We’ll fill you in on everything, it’s history, how it came to be, and how we’re going to make you feel as one of us.
Djemaa-El-Fna has history – and that implies a story.
Djemaa-El-Fna was created in the middle of the 11th century. Along with the rest of Marrakech’s magical medina. The Almoravids were ruling at the time.
It also has somewhat of a sinister backstory. Well… an actually sinister backstory. The name Djemaa-El-Fna translates to “The assembly of the perished”. Back then, in the 11th century, public executions were the events that drew the largest crowds. Us, out of all people, would have never guessed that it would turn into such a beautiful gathering spot for locals and guests.
Poets have been a large part of the Almoravids’ society. They were regular attendees of the square, and they made sure to pass the country’s legends to visitors. Word of mouth did its dues, and it eventually reached the UNESCO. In 2008, Djemaa-El-Fna has earned its place on UNESCO’s list of spaces with intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
If you think this is exciting, then you’ll surely love our guide’s way of telling a story on Marrakech desert tours.