My Top Ten Most “Instagrammable” places in Marrakech, Morocco. Make the most of your trip to Marrakech by capturing the best shots at these prime locations!
1) The Souks
Stroll through the various Souks (local markets) in Marrakech and capture amazing photos with all of the merchants. Truly an experience!
2) Jemaa el-Fnaa
This is the bustling hub of activity in Marrakech. There is something to see and do from morning until night. By day, you have snake charmers, fortune tellers, musicians, and henna artists all waiting to entertain you. By night, you can go to one of the roof tops for incredible views of the red city!
3) La Mamounia
With its spa pool, column room, and beautiful gardens, La Mamounia is one of my favorite spots in Marrakech to explore the gorgeous art-deco. Winston Churchill even once described it as “the most lovely spot in the whole world.” We booked a 30 minute massage in the spa so we were able to gain access to the property itself. Booking a treatment however does not give you access to the pool which is the prime photo spot, so we had to pay an additional fee. You may also choose to purchase a day pass to the pool as an alternative. You can opt to just getting a photo in the column room and the gardens, but I encourage you to book a lunch reservation for it’s difficult getting on property if you don’t have some sort of reservation. The address Avenue Bab Jdid, Marrakech 40040, Morocco.
4) Jardin Majorelle
The gardens were designed by a French artist Jacques Majorelle in the early 20th century, and were then purchased by the famous fashion designer Yves St. Laurent and Pierre Berge in 1980. What I love about the gardens is the use of a striking cobalt shade, now referred to as Majorelle blue. I recommend if possible that you have your hotel purchase your tickets in advance to avoid waiting outside in the hot sun, or else you may risk waiting over an hour to enter. Purchasing tickets in advance allows you to walk right in and get started taking pictures! The address Rue Yves St. Laurent , Marrakech 40000 Morocco.
5) YSL Museum
The Musee opened October 19th bringing together a collection of clothing, accessories, and drawings to a city beloved by the famous designer. My favorite “instagrammable” spot is at the front entrance standing next to the large YSL. The address is Rue Yves St. Laurent, Marrakech 40000, Morocco.
6) Bahia Palace
This beautiful palace is an excellent example of Eastern Architecture from the 19th century that represents the trends and standards of the wealth who lived there during that time. The Bahia Palace is a stunning piece of Moorish architecture that features gorgeous mosaics and a carved-cedar ceiling throughout the palace. You must get to the Palace before 2:00 pm to be able to tour the grounds. I went just before closing time and I was able to get lots of amazing photos without many people inside! The address is Avenue Imam El Ghazali, Marrakech 40000, Morocco.
7) Ben Youssef Madrasa
The Ben Youssef Medersa was an Islamic college that closed in 1960. The small entryway is famous for its two wooden doors that are carved with a girih pattern of strapwork. The arch is surrounded with arabesques, and on the sides is a band of Islamic calligraphy and colorful geometric zellige titlework. NOTE: It is closed for renovation until 2020. The address is Rue Assouel, Marrakech 40000 Morocco.
8) Camel Rides in Palm Grove
A short ride from the city center is Palm Grove, which is a massive palm grove set amidst a scrub desert. Great photo ops in a beautiful setting while experiencing a fun camel ride, you simply cannot go wrong!
9) Rooftops from Nomad, Cafe Atay and Cafe Kif Kif
Djemma el Fna is the main square in the Red City. The best views can be enjoyed from one of the surrounding roof terrace cafes. My favorite time is at sunset. Get to one of the cafes early because it gets very crowded at night, and enjoy!
10) Royal Mansour
Royal Mansour is so esteemed that is has been nominated for Virtuoso’s“Hotel of the Year” due to its truly amazing architecture. The best photo spots are in front of the large entrance, the lobby, or the spa. I felt like royalty the moment I stepped onto the property!