Marrakech is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities I have been to! This vibrant North African city is a sensory experience like none other with its magical sights, sounds , smells, etc that would tantalize all your senses. Check out my travel guide to Morocco for all details to this exotic destination. If you ever visit Morocco, you would certainly have Marrakech on your itinerary so I wanted to round up my picks for the Best Photo Spots in Marrakech in this blog post :
1 ) Traditional Riads
You have to experience staying in a traditional Riad while you are in the city. They are so charming, quaint and literally Instagram heaven at every corner. We stayed at Angsana Riads and also visited Riad BE Marrakech; both of which I highly recommend. Other beautiful Riads I can suggest are – Riad Yasmine, Riad Yamina, Le Riad Berber, etc
Riad BE Marrakech
2 ) Exotic Hotels
I highly suggest experiencing staying in both a traditional riad as well as a bigger hotel while in Marrakech cos these are some of the most beautiful hotels in the world! We absolutely loved our stay at Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech.
Other hotels I suggest to stay or visit (with permission or with a reservation for a spa/meal) are – Royal Mansour (their all marble hammam is stunning); La Mammounia Marrakech (this is the hotel that has the instafamous indoor pool; which I believe you can access if you book a hammam here); Es Saadi, Amanjena, Palais Namaskar, El Fenn and sooo many more!
Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech
3 ) Souks in the Medina of Marrakech
The heartbeat of Marrakech is it’s vibrant souks in the Medina – which is my fave part in the city . I have a full blog post about exploring these vibrant and colorful souks including tips on how to take photos in this bustling environment. Photo opps are plenty and at every corner here – carpets, lanterns, ceramics, spices and so much more.
Spices and so much more!
4 ) Pink Alleys of Marrakech
The old part of Marrakech (Medina) has charming quaint alleyways with pink washed walls ; something very distinct about this city.
5 ) Cute cafes in the old city
Grab a seat on the rooftop in a cafe like NOMAD and catch the bustling energy of the medina below you while eating some delicious Moroccan treats. Or if you prefer al fresco dining while people watching in the spice souk – check out Cafe Des Epices.
Cafe Des Epices
6 ) Royal Gardens
A must visit on your trip to the city are the royal gardens – Le Jardin Majorelle and Le Jardin Secret are both spectacular. Le Jardin Secret was my personal fave – felt like an oasis in the middle of the Medina.
Le jardin secret
7 ) Royal Palaces and Madrasas
Bahia palace, Ben Youssef Madrasa and El Badi palace are all must sees in your history hopping tour in the city. Unfortunately Ben Youssef was closed for renovation and I was very sick on the day I had planned to visit El Badi :(, so we only did Bahia palace. Bahia palace is one of the best preserved historical sites and is an architectural marvel with stunning tilework and impressive ceilings!
8 ) Koutoubia Mosque
This is the largest Mosque in Marrakech and is known for its iconic tall minaret – which is very synonymous with the city itself.
9 ) Museums
If museums are your jam – do not miss the YSL museum and the Berber museum (part of Majorelle garden). You can get a single ticket for the YSL museum, Berber museum and the Majorelle gardens.
10 ) Quick day trips from Marrakech
The ksar of Ait Ben Haddou is perfect to visit for a day trip from Marrakech.
Ait ben haddou
Or if are looking for a desert experience close to the city? Check out Scarabeo Camp located in the Agafay stone desert where you can spend one night. Better yet if you do have the time – I highly recommend making the 10 hr drive to the Sahara, my full travel guide is HERE !
Thanks for stopping by! xoxo