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Maison de la Photographie

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Address: 46, rue Ahal Fes, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Phone Number: +212 5243-85721
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: The Photography Museum has opened its doors in the heart of Marrakesh...
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 ». It was a pioneer action in Morocco.
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Great little escape from the busy medina

Although the museum is quite small, there are some beautiful pictures on display that are really interesting. We loved to see the pictures that showed Marrakech in the 1920s a lot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Although the museum is quite small, there are some beautiful pictures on display that are really interesting. We loved to see the pictures that showed Marrakech in the 1920s a lot of streets havent changed a bit! The building itself is beautiful and quiet, its a perfect escape from the busy city! We also bought 2 prints of pictures so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Lovely way to lose a few hours, browsing at some historical and more recent photographs as well as a simple lunch on their roof terrace. Nice menu and very relaxed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Tucked into one of the smaller alleyways behind the souks, this small museum in a converted riyad has a collection of 19th and early 20th century black and white photographs that show life as it was. I found the pictures of Jewish and Berber women in traditional garb to be of particular interest, as these populations have largely disappeared. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Fascinating. Apart from the sheer beauty of the images, the photographs gave us a great history of the region.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The terrace café on the roof top is well worth a visit- inexpensive tagine /cous cous and mint tea. with a fabulous view of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Very well distributed and categorized. Great portraits of Morocco's past. Very nice art exhibit if you seriously enjoy photography.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Great place to see historical images of Marrakesh. Roof top garden a relaxing space. This is not a free venue, 40 DM's

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Great view and the best tagine I had on my trip! Very international feel on the roof terrace and a very good exhibition too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

A must see unique photographic history of Morrocco and Marrakesh. The pictures are changed on a regular basis from a vast collection. Not that big number of pictures, but you can spend many minutes studying the pictures and marvelling at the detail and in many ways how little has changed. Nice roof terrace serving a simple lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

A quiet haven in bustling Marrakech filled with sensationally good old photographs, beautifully displayed in rooms around the courtyard. I learned a lot both about Morocco during the middle decades of the twentieth century and also about the photography processes and effects of that period. Some of the photographs have haunted me ever since, both beautiful light effects and extraordinarily... More 

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