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“Excellent trip to the Photography museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maison de la Photographie

Maison de la Photographie
46 Rue Ahal Fes, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 05 24 38 57 21
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Ranked #4 of 91 attractions in Marrakech
Type: Museums
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Fee: Yes
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 3500 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 colour, in 1957 by Daniel Chicault « Landscapes and Faces of the High-Atlas ». It was a pioneer action in Morocco.
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“Excellent trip to the Photography museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We really enjoyed our trip here. The building was lovely and the photographs were well displayed, with interesting commentary. The rooftop terrace cafe provides unparalleled views over Marrakech and the mountains.

A really interesting visit, with a big plus that you can return for free if you retain your ticket.

Highly recommended.

Visited April 2013
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“Intersting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Gives an insight into the history and culture of Morooco, entrance fee a bit too much for what you get to see, but a worthwhile visit.

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“well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Lovely little museum. The photos of Berber life were especially evocative. The terrace cafe has excellent food and one of the best views of Marrakech to be had.

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“An oasis of culture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This beautiful and interesting little museum is one of the highlights of Marrakech - don't miss it, it's worth every dirham! The ticket seller is an extremely friendly chap and a mine of information on everything in Marrakech. Very nice that you can come back as many times as you want with same ticket!

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“A glimpse into history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

A beautiful old house is home to this super collection of historic photographs of Morocco.

From a photographic perspective the images and their stories are fascinating. The real interest for most folk I think is that they show a little glimpse of old Morocco and how people lived, dressed,worked and played.
There is also an excellent colour movie film which shows the history of tribal farmers.

At the top of the building you can eat and get a drink as well as take in the view across Marrakech. The loo is very clean.

Definately worth a visit.

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