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Photography Museum of Marrakech

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Address: 46, Rue Souk Ahal Fassi, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Phone Number:
+212 5243-85721
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09:30 - 07:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 07:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Photography Museum has opened its doors in the heart of Marrakesh since...

The Photography Museum has opened its doors in the heart of Marrakesh since May 2009.A private collection of 8000 photographs was gathered, this collection is only about Morocco and covers the period 1870 to 1950.The exposition contains hundreds of old photographs and shows the first film recorded in the High-Atlas in color, in 1957 by Daniel Chicault « Landscapes and Faces of the High-Atlas ».

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Marrakech Medina Walking Tour Including Bahia Palace and the Photography Museum
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Private Tour: Half-Day Guided Tour of Marrakech

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A hidden gem in the Medina

Very few people I know visit the museum whilst in Marrakech but that made it even better, few tourists :) The exhibition is mostly of local Bedouin culture and is housed in a... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very few people I know visit the museum whilst in Marrakech but that made it even better, few tourists :) The exhibition is mostly of local Bedouin culture and is housed in a beautiful white riyadh. It's really interesting with some stunning shots. The gift shop is also worthwhile as they sell prints of most photos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum has amazing photo's of different images of Morocco. It's not very big and afterwards you can have a relaxing cup of tea on the roof top terrace that grants you great views over the city, while deciding which of the pictures you wanna take home with you!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We liked the museum - lots of 19th and early 20th century photography of what used to exist in Marrakech and around. Walking around the city you can still see a bit of it, even if it is now far more populated and touristy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whilst only being a small museum it has a wonderful display of early black and white mainly photos. In many of the pictures you can see the hard life many of the people pictured must have experienced. Thanks to all those early photographers we can today get a snapshot, a view into the past.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is like an oars in the hectic medina..historical very interesting - and give a good understanding of old Marrakesh You can buy very cool reproductions off old photos - and relax on a very nice roof terrace

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're a photography aficionado this location is well worth trekking thru the maze of the medina to find it. It has one of the first photo lenses ever used and the pix are great historical documentation of the cultures of Morocco.

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Thank Laala Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum has a wonderful selection of beautiful photographs of Marrakech and it's people from the past. There are some excellent portraits and pictures of the souks playing with light and shadow. I very much enjoyed this oasis in the middle of busy souks- it is tacked away a little but well worth to find! You won't be disappointed if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great spot in Marrakech to see old, historic photos of the medina (thereby understanding its heritage and feeling even more under its magical spell). The rooftop cafe is also a great spot to grab lunch (we enjoyed tajines, salads, mint tea, fresh lemonade and desserts - all delicious) and enjoy a view of the Atlas Mountains.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The view was nice... we only drink tea because they closed the cafe. The museum nothing wow but it was OK

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The photographs were nice but I didn't think the museum was that special. I wouldn't go again. The cafe at the top had nice food and it was a good rest from the stimulation of the souk, but I thought it was too "convenient" that there was a cafe up there to spend money at.

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