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The Place to Be Seen: Marrakesh, Morrocco

Wherever you travel, you'll find a place where people tend to gather. Whether it's a plaza, main street, town hall or city park, there's usually one special spot that is the center of social activity. Many of these places have achieved legendary status. You've surely heard of the Champs d' Lysee, Harvard Square, Rome's Coliseum. But the list would be incomplete without the Djemaa el Fna in Marrakesh, Morocco. The Savvy Traveler's Jim Metzner takes us on a tour.

The Place to Be Seen
Marrakesh, Morrocco

By Jim Metzner

Listen with RealAudio: Journey to Marrakesh

There's a certain electricity in the air that occurs whenever humans gather together in one spot, and there are places on earth which are designed to attract and contain this collective energy. We call them commons, town squares, arenas, and over the years, certain of these places have achieved legendary status, not the least of which is the Djemaa El Fnan in Marrakesh, Morocco.

The Djemaa El Fnan is, for many, the heart of the city. A central gathering place where tourists mingle with the local folks.


For More Information

All About Marrakesh:

Morocco Bound: Information for the independent traveler to Morocco

This page has lots of links to different sites about Morocco:

Kingdom of Morocco: travel, hotels, and culture in Morocco, from Royal Air Maroc.

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