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Jemaa el-Fnaa

Jemaa el-Fnaa

Jemaa el-Fnaa is a market place and square located in the old city of Marrakesh, Morocco. It was founded in 1070 AD (The same period in which the city of Marrakesh was founded) by Abu Bakr ibn Umar, the commander of the Almoravids dynasty. The square then developed during subsequent eras. Jemaa el-Fnaa was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 as part of Medina of Marrakesh.

Site Information

Country: Morocco

District: Marrakesh-Safi

Category: Mosques and Islamic Buildings

Site History: 11th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Medina of Marrakesh

Date of Inscription: 1985

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