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Photographer's Tour of Marrakech

The mountain landscapes and a bustling ancient city are a photographer's dream
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 10.2 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  With this guide, you'll be able to capture Marrakech's colorful character on camera. Walk through this historic city using a guide... more »

Tips:  Comfortable walking shoes are very important, as you'll be walking on this trip. You can also rent a bike or motorbike to facilitate... more »

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Points of Interest

This quaint museum offers an engrossing photo exhibition with an emphasis on Moroccan life and culture.

Start here to get a feel for what to look for in terms of stills and people. The museum is a good photographic representation of Moroccan culture. The portrait section is gripping.
Tel: 05 24 38 57 21

Daily: 9.30am – 7.00pm

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2. Koutoubia Mosque and Gardens

Between Koutoubia Mosque and its gardens, you'll find great angles and stunning backdrops for photos. During the Call to Prayer, getting photos of the faithful coming in from Jemaa el Fna is particularly interesting.

Entrance is free. Gardens close at sunset.

These tombs are architecturally beautiful and it will be worth your time even if the mood is a bit somber. The adjacent mosque makes for good photos with a spiritual and transcendent theme.

As you walk to the tombs, you'll be in good position to get shots of the Kasbah Mosque.
Admission Dh15

8.30-11.45am & 2.30-5.45pm

4. Marrakech Royal Palace

Though you won't be able to tour the inside, the exterior makes for good photos with its well-manicured gardens and urban and mountainous backdrops.

5. Jardins de l'Agdal

Resurrect your spirits in this lively garden. The two reflecting pools make for good shots.

The gardens were originally an orchard constructed by Abd al-Mu'min of the Almohad dynasty in the 12th century.

They were renovated by the Saadi dynasty and expanded during the reign of Moulay Abderrahmane in the 19th century, who ordered the gardens to ... More

6. Medina Neighborhood

This is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Marrakech. Meander through the streets to find potential photos of many types.

Here, you'll be able to capture the spirit of Marrakech on camera at all hours. Within about a 1/2 mile radius from point 6, you'll get excellent shots of various types.