On the stunning Jemaa al-Fnaa square daily performed colorful magicians, jugglers, narrators of folk legends, musicians and of course, snake charmers!
One of the most exotic spectacles in Marrakech is snake charmers. They can be found at the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square.
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.
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?
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.21
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.
More things to do in Marrakesh
See goats grazing on trees
Yes, on the trees. You've got it right. Goats are figuratively climb up the trees to to feed with juicy foliage.7
Tagine is an exotic kind of well-known roast beef in a ceramic pot. It differs in many nuances - cooking time, seasonings and other ingredients. 203Jemaa el-Fnaa
Visit the Moroccan hammam
Moroccan hammam it is not a spa as many tourists used to think - it is a pretty harsh public bath for local people. 105
Soup harira is an authentic part of the magnificent Moroccan cuisine and also is considered to be a national treasure. 203Jemaa el-Fnaa
Taste Moroccan whiskey
Try traditional Moroccan whiskey, which is a humorous name for a most delicious mint tea ever. It really looks like that strong drink!6
Fly in a balloon
Cast into the Moroccan flavor and go on a balloon flight over Marrakech. Take a picture of the sunrise in a desert. 20008
Know more things to do?
Share your ideas of what to do in Marrakesh with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!