Despite its name -- Square of the Dead -- Place Djemaa el Fna is a very lively place. A traditional meeting place for peasants and merchants from the Sous region, the High Atlas and the South, it was where the caravansary stopped. And where the story tellers, singers, dancers, acrobats, snake charmers came to entertain them. Although the caravansary no longer exists, the entertainers, however, remained.
The square has become the heart of Marrakesh. Jerome and Jean Tharaud once said "the soul of the South is here, in the groups of the onlookers who, from morning to night, gather and disperse around the street performers with the fluidity of smoke." At dusk, this square fills with jugglers...Read More