For more than 600 years, Jemaâ el Fna is the place that the most talented acrobats, storytellers, acrobats and snake charmers, took for headquarters to bring their shows to life.
The snake charmers continue to give life to a profession that dates back centuries. According to them, their power to approach snakes and other dangerous species is a gift that has been handed down from father to son for generations. Not fearing the bites of these reptiles, snake charmers leave in companionship or in the desert, and those usually twice every year, in order to find other reptiles and bring them back to Marrakech.
Once back on the Jemaâ el Fna square, they offer the spectator a most fantastic show. Armed with a single weapon against these reptiles, their flute, they manage to call out of his basket the huge Cobra. Nowadays, many tourists and visitors to the square show their courage in both hands and take pictures with these majestic serpents.