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“kept going back!” 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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“kept going back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Inspiring museun, great photos, even stayed to watch part of a film from 1957, and great little cafe with best views in the Medina

Visited August 2013
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“A gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

If you only do three things in Marrakech, make sure this is one of them (the other two being the madrassa Ben-Youssef and the Jemma-el-Fna).
La Maison hosts impressive vintage photography of Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains which should please photography enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike - the photographs are very much people-centered, and most are truly excellent, impressive, even breathtaking.
As if that was not enough, it has a fantastic rooftop cafe with truly excellent views to the Atlas mountains, which also serves delicious food.
My only minor complaint is that the - fascinating - colour film made by a french anthropologist of the Atlas mountains and its tribes does not have english or any other subtitles.
Make sure you go - the museum receives no public subsidy, so it depends entirely on paying visitors.

Visited April 2013
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“:-)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Very nice to give you a vibe of Moroccan life.. Great pictures!
You can also buy both pictures for decorating and postcards- very beautiful :-)
I bought a copy of an old map of morocco and I love it :-)

Visited August 2013
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“Great insight into life as a Moroccan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The exhibits are always changing but consistently show the changing face of Morocco over the last 150 years. Great value for money (the ticket gets you unlimited access for the length of your stay). Be sure to have a drink or lunch on the terrace roof - great view and great food!


Visited July 2013
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“Evocative photographs and a very good panorama from the terrace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The collection is broad enough in subject matter but doesn't take too long to work your way around. The main focus is early 20th century photos showing life in the Medinas of Morocco, allowing you to compare Marrakech to the other cities. The terrace offers reasonable but unexciting food. The main draw must be the view from the top, which offered the most open panorama I found in the city.

Visited July 2013
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