Medina of Marrakesh
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Inside the Ramparts
Marrakech is one of Morocco's indisputable jewels, and its souks have been attracting visitors—and shoppers—for centuries. The heart of the old medina is the Djemaa el Fna, a public square out of the pages of One Thousand and One Nights, with snake charmers, musicians, acrobats, and open-air restaurants. This lively street culture contrasts with the beautiful minaret of the nearby 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque, which speaks to the city's tradition of learning as well as trade.
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