Which is my favorite place in Morocco? Maybe Fes? Maybe Marrakech?
I don’t decide. I appreciated both of them. In different colors, in different shapes, history and social authenticity merge well with modernity, allowing excellent vacations.
Djemaa El Fna – Always on
The heart of Morocco beats in Djemaa el-Fna, where everything happens, and everything has a price, in a non-stop touristy happening.
The size of the square, very uncommon in old Moroccan quarters may explain this intense merging of business and popular arts.
The square is a living stage, performing for tourist everything that may lead to a deal.
Medina – Not impressive
I must confess that I was not impressed by the Medina, in Marrakesh.
After visiting Tetouan, Tangier, Casablanca, and specially Fes, this Medina seemed a common commercial quarter, without the strong sensations lived in Fes.
Of course, for a first contact with Moroccan way of life the sensation may be totally different, but… this was what I felt.