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“Lunch on terrace” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Maison de la Photographie

Maison de la Photographie
46, rue Ahal Fes, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5243-85721
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Lunch on terrace”
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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“Through the looking glass”
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 rooftop terrace cafe has a decent panoramic view of the city.

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“Well worth a visit”
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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“Go to the terrace cafe”
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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“A historic overview of moroccan photography”
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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