Djema El Fnaa

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by TravelTess on April 4, 2005

The evening scene is quite different, vibrant. It seems like thousands of people eat, drink, go shopping, or watch the performers. It is like a big open-air show. The locals and tourists mix, and there are large crowds around the storytellers. Musicians and soothsayers, showmen, tooth-pullers, fortune-tellers, snake charmers, herbalists, and carpet dealers attract the crowds, the smoke rises from the meat grilling at stalls, and there is the aroma of spices everywhere.

Tagines: aromatic stews concocted in conical earthenware dishes

Terjla: the tart starter salad of tomatoes, garlic, spices, and of course, couscous in its myriad tasty mixtures.

As well as being delicious, mint tea is reputed to be the finest calmer of stomach conditions. Moroccans like their mint tea very sweet - the people here apparently consume more sugar per head than in any other country.

Djemaa el Fna/Jamma el-Fnaa
Medina Quarter
Marrakesh, Morocco

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