Anyone who’s been to Morocco knows of its blinding colors and senses-assaulting smells. The Djemma el Fna souk in Marrakech in particular, erupts with vibrant energy, chaotic beauty and characteristic fervor. In the day, get lost amidst its labyrinth-like market, picking out jewels and carpets. By night, the open-air food market roars alive with aromatic snails and sizzling goat head – perfect for the adventurous foodies.
During a recent road trip that brought us from Southern Spain through Northern Morocco into the heart of Marrakech, we revisited the charismatic city, reacquainting with it through its alleys, mosques and palm tree deserts. Here’s a pictorial tour of Marrakech through our eyes, hope you’ll feel its beauty as well.
The night lights of Djemma el Fna radiate brightly in contrast with the gentle glow from the mosques in its surrounding. For an excellent view of the souk from above, head up to one of the many rooftop terraces that line the square.
Food is a particular draw in the outdoor food market for Djemma el Fna. Here, a vendor stirs his pot of snails while the aroma pulls in the crowd, including us.
My photoblog series feature the best images taken by myself and my partner, Alberto Molero. Check out other posts in the same series for more of our photography around the world.
- Photoblog: The Medieval City of Prague
- Photoblog: Winter in Barcelona
- Photoblog: Water Terraces of Semuc Champey
- Photoblog: Streets of Antigua Guatemala
- Photoblog: Symbol of Peru – Macchu Picchu
- Photoblog: Lagoons, Sierras and Salt Flats of Uyuni, Bolivia