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“Calm and beautifull heaven and ohh that lunch!” 5 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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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 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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“Calm and beautifull heaven and ohh that lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The Photographie is stunningly beautifull and make it seem that besides the scooters not much has changed in Marrakech. The menu off the day has made me return 3 times all ready with paying the entrance fee just once!

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“Morocco Through the Lens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Photography isn't really the thing you go for in Morocco, yet this place gives you a very interesting sight on Moroccan culture. Terrasse is nice, but do not expect for a great view,all you can see are roofs of surrounding buildings.
Admission fee is 40 dirhams and your ticket is valid for multiple visits.
Don't forget to buy the post cards at the entrance, the nicest ones you could get in Marrakech.

Visited October 2013
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“A wonderful view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

While Maison de la Photographie may be a bit hard to find, it is definitely worth the effort. The museum is full of wonderful photos showing the history of Morrocco and the staff were charming.

The crowning jewel though is the rooftop restaurant. The food is a 3 course set menu and delicious, if you get lucky ensure you have the lemon chicken tagine. At just D80, £8, it is cheap and very filling and while you are eating you get one of the best panoramic views of the city.

The entrance fee is D40, £4, but this allows you to come and go as many times as you like during your stay so make sure you keep the ticket as it is well worth going again.

Visited November 2013
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“A Little Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Tucked away in a back street, the Maison de la Photograpie is a lovely little gallery of old photos. I was particularly delighted to see some photos there by George Washington Wilson.A definite must see.

Visited October 2013
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“Lovely collection of B&W prints depicting Moroccan culture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is worth a visit, although a little difficult to find but persevere as its worth it to see the many well presented images in a converted traditional riad.

Visited October 2013
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