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“Nice roof terrace” 3 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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“Nice roof terrace”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Liked the roof terrace. Photos nice but perhaps not worth 50 dirhams a heads to look at! Having said that the 10 Dirham mint tea was lovely and the shots from the terrace are the best we got all trip.

Visited July 2013
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“Worth the rating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We went there based on the good reviews we read on trip advisor. They were right on. The wealth of historical pictures of marrakech that were on display, were reason enough to go there. There were also amazing portraits and shots of other parts of Morocco.

When walking around Marrakech you get the sense that while some things have changed due to the inevitable invasion of the modern world, there's a spirit to this place that hasn't changed in a millennia. The form of the old city is still there. It's just the technology that moves around in it that has changed. You walk around feeling that the long past of their ancient civilization is actually not that far back in time. Seeing these pictures from the early nineteen hundreds and later, show you that it wasn't that long ago and they are a wonder to look at.

If we weren't traveling with two kids in tow at the time I could have easily spent a day looking.

Visited July 2013
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“Jnane Tamsna s remarkable old photos collection made us eager to discover this. It is a wonderful place, very informativ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Gives an excellent idea of Morocco a century ago
An affordabl choise of old photos to buy
A charming roof terrace for a snack
A great spot

Visited May 2013
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Ratoath, Ireland
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“Good for photographers ofcourse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Small place but well presented.. intersting photo histories, a good video of historic Morocco footage, all in French though, as it was by a French traveller. No subs.

Visited May 2013
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“Black and white!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Beautifully laid out.....photos from across mainly the 19th and 20th centuries....not all of Morocco, Tunisa gets a look in...definitely worth a visit... If you go to the top up the spiral staircase you will also get great views of the city...

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