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  • Place of the Dead (Djemaa el Fna)

    Fri, Jan 22, 2010


    The town square of Djemaa el Fna is a crucial center for the daily life needs in Marrakech, Morocco.  Some of the famous spots in the town include the medina or old quarter, famous for souks or bazaars.

    This place comes alive at night, literally turning into an open-air stage filled with acrobats, storytellers, snake charmers and musicians.  One has a large variety of food to choose from.  Food stalls sell anything from the hearty harira soup and couscous to grilled meats and French fries.

    Djemaa el Fna  is a very important place for the performers and food stall owners as they earn their living here. They are carrying on a centuries-old tradition, which is a fundamental characteristic of Marrakech life.

    One can travel to this place via rail, road and air.  The Marrakech Ménara Airport is the nearest airport. The place can be reached by rail by aligning at the Marrakech Station and Coaches and public service lead you to this place via road.

    Following is a list of the closest hotels and their addresses.
    • Les Jardins De La Koutobia:
      26 Rue De La Koutoubia, 40000.

    • Riad Karmela:
      10 Derb El Ferrane Azbetz, 40008
    • Riad Catalina Hotel (Early Bird Room):
      21 Derb Abdellah Ben Hssaine, 40 000
    • Riad Calipau:
      14, Derb Ben Zina Marrakech
    Contact addresses

    Marrakech Tourist Office, Abdelmoumen Ben Ali Square, Marrakech, Morocco
    Tel: (04) 443 6131

    Tourist Information

    Office National Marocain de Tourisme
    BP 19, Angle 31 rue Oued Fès et avenue al Abtal, Agdal, Rabat, Morocco
    Tel: (037) 681 531 or 681 532/33. Fax: (037) 777 437.

    Moroccan National Tourist Office

    Second Floor, 205 Regent Street, London W1B 4HB, UK
    Tel: (020) 7437 0073. Fax: (020) 7734 8172.
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