Established 3 years ago, the photography museum set its aims to founding a cataloged archive of Moroccan history in which the memories of these times gone past could be brought back to life for the general public.
Exhibiting a comprehensive selection of 5000 original original photographs covering from the 1870’s up to the 1950’s, the Maison de la Photographie provides a unique and fascinating field of insight into the lives of those who inhabited Morocco during this time.
Once you’ve enjoyed the remarkable collections the museum has to offer, you can round off your afternoon by enjoying a pot of traditional Moroccan mint tea on top of the roof terrace pictured below. As well as showcasing astounding sights inside the museum, the Maison de la Photographie also has a higher roof terrace than most Riad’s in the surrounding area which offers astonishing views of Marrakech Medina and the Atlas Mountains.
Entrance to the Maison de la Photographie only costs 40 Dirhams (£3.10) and remember to keep your ticket! As you can return as many times as you like to enjoy the museum and its stunning views as long you as hold onto it during your stay in Marrakech.
La Maison de la Photgraphie is one of the newest and brightest attractions in town. Located just to the east of the Marrakech museum near to the landmark Fondouk restaurant.
We have known this charming Riad for five years since it was a private house, in fact it could have become one of our Marrakech Riad hotels. The charismatic new owner Patrick has done the most fantastic job of modernising it as the perfect venue to show a stunning private collection of photographs depicting the history of Morocco since the invention of the camera.
Don’t miss the opportunity to stay and have a drink on the amazing roof terrace, which has one of the best views in Marrakech- almost as remarkable as the vista across the Marrakech rooftops from the terrace at our Riad Cinnanon!