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Djemaa El Fnaa square, Marrakech Featured Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City: a Shared Heritage Print

Djemaa El Fnaa square, Marrakech

The Djemaa el Fnaa is the main square in Marrakech and the most important place in the medina. In her public life in Marrakech both day and night it unfolds.
Best of Djemaa el Fnaa is the transformation that undergoes during the day.
By day you can find all kinds of amazing people: from trainers of monkeys hanging onto to snake charmers, dentists through exposing his last parts removed.
In addition to the strange characters in Djemaa el Fnaa are also many stalls of orange juice, spices, mint and snails.
According toward evening, the square changes completely. By nightfall the stalls in the morning they disappear and filled with food stalls where you can dine, improvised musicians and performances of various kinds.
It has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage site since 1985. Historically this square was used for public decapitations by rulers who sought to maintain their power by frightening the public. The square attracted dwellers from the surrounding desert and mountains to trade here, and stalls were raised in the square from early in its history. The square attracted tradesmen, snake charmers, dancing boys of the Chleuh Atlas tribe, and musicians playing pipes, tambourines and African drums.
Marrakech is one of the most important cities in Morocco. It has 1, 545, 541 inhabitants and is the south, at the foot of the Atlas, 466 meters high. It has numerous world heritage monuments, which make it the main attraction of the country.
It is next to Meknes, Fez and Rabat, one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. It was founded in 1062 by the Almoravids and was the capital of the Islamic empire

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Satellite view of Morocco Featured Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City: a Shared Heritage Print

Satellite view of Morocco

January 1, 2005 - While green vegetation covers the lowlands of western Morocco, winter visits the Atlas Mountains at its center. To the west is the Atlantic Ocean; to the northeast is the Mediterranean Sea. Between the two is the Strait of Gibraltar. To the southwest is Algeria, with which Morocco shares an uneasy border.
The famous city of Casablanca appears as a grey smudge on Morocc's northwestern coast, and the nation's capital, Rabat, sits on the coast just about 75 kilometers to the northeast, right where the coast curves abruptly to the north toward the Strait of Gibraltar. The city of Tangier, Morocco's most common point of entry, sits on the western side of the tip. Toward the bottom right side of the image is a portion of the northwestern edge of the Sahara Desert, known as the Great Western Erg in Algeria

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GM1E5441F4N01 Featured Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City: a Shared Heritage Print


Two decorated wooden doors are seen within the city walls of Rabat's Old Town at dawn April 3, 2009. Picture taken April 3, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Crisp (MOROCCO SOCIETY TRAVEL)