Marrakesh

Where to take the
best photo's on your trip.












By India Donisi

Marrakesh has been on my bucketlist for quite a while and last year in October I finally visited this photogenic Red city in the South of Morrocco. Filled with exotic scents, colorful people and amazing art this city is like a fairy tale and a must see for all photographers. Please be so kind to engage and ask permission whenever taking peoples photograph. Most of the people are willing to have their photo taken, as long as you give them something in return (like money), but be aware.

Here are some of my favourite photo locations

 

  1. Jardin Majorelle

Jacques Majorelle acquired hundreds of rare plants and trees from all over the world and took them to this part of Marrakesh, just outside of the Medina, where he enjoyed his passion for botany. Years later Yves Saint Laurent purchased this garden and lived in them in order to avoid that the gardens were removed to make place for a new hospital. Nowadays Jardin Majorelle, with its variety of cacti, palm trees, agaves and bougainvilleas, contrasting with the vibrant blue and yellow primary colors, is one of the most beautiful and photogenic spots of Marrakech.

 

2. The Medina Souks

In the medina, the historical centre of Marrakesh, you can easily find lots of opportunities to take colourful and vibrant pictures. There’s an abundance of packed little shops with all kinds of spices, leather products, traditional Moroccan clothes, bags, shoes, and so on.

  1. Djemaa el Fna

This is the central market square in the Medina, where you can buy authentic Moroccan products and where in the evening you can eat the best local food. In day time you can watch some musicians, snake charmers, acrobats and more. A fantastic place for some of the best streetphotography shots.

  1. Bahia Palace

This palace was built at the end of the 19thcentury, to capture the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan architectural styles. The palace gives you some great photo opportunities as it has some nice rooms and open spaces.

  1. La Mamounia

In the heart of the old city of Marrakesh, you will find La Mamounia, called ‘the most lovely spot in the whole world’ by Sir Winston Churchill. The inside of the hotel as well as it’s gardens are a great visual experience and make a perfect location for amazing photographs.

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