Jemaa el Fna square is one of the major points of interest in Marrakech, a city in Morocco, it is the heart where the city beats, the meeting point of its people. So much so that it was declared an Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by Unesco.

It presents an exceptional concentration of Moroccan popular cultural traditions that are expressed through music, religion and various artistic expressions.

Boris Macek, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Boris Macek, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

The list of positions and trades that you will see displayed here is really wide and surprising, some of which have already disappeared in other countries: Throughout the day, and until late at night, you can buy fruits, taste traditional delicacies and find a variety of services such as dentists, healers, fortune tellers, preachers, tattoo artists with henna or water carriers. Storytellers, poets, Berber musicians (mazighen), Gnawi dancers, snake charmers and senthir players (hajhouj) can also be seen and heard.

But in addition to all these mountable and removable stalls, on the perimeter of the Jemaa el Fna square there are also permanent premises, mainly catering: restaurants, cafes and bars with an atmosphere that ranges from the tourist to the literary.