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See snake charmers in Marrakesh

On the stunning Jemaa al-Fnaa square daily performed colorful magicians, jugglers, narrators of folk legends, musicians and of course, snake charmers!

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See snake charmers

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One of the most exotic spectacles in Marrakech is snake charmers. They can be found at the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square.

Snake charmer
Photo: Snake charmer, © John Alexander

Complexity and danger in the training of poisonous snakes is that the reptile never tied to the owner completely. The snake can let itself to take hold, accept a treat from charmers' hands, but there is always a danger for the owner to be bitten and deadly poisoned.

Snake charmer
Photo: Snake charmer, © Ruggero Poggianella

This is an exciting spectacle - you see how a mysterious Moroccan does dangerous tricks with a poisonous snake.

How to do?

1. Come to the square of Jemaa el-Fnaa. Here, snake charmers come across at every turn.
2. Make a selfie with a snake charmer and his pets, if you dare!

Where to do?

Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marrakesh
Jemaa el-Fnaa#1 of 5 places to visit in Marrakesh

The famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square is known all over the world not only as the main sight of the city, but also it's frightening history.

#squares#sightsMarrakesh
Location: Derb Chtouka

When to do?

Come in the evening. The square is opened day and night, however, all the most interesting happens in the evenings.

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