THE 40 BEST PLACES TO TAKE PICTURES IN MARRAKECH

Best places to take photos in marrakech
Marrakech Morocco travel guide

Planning a trip to Marrakech? Or just in the mood to daydream? We totally get how chaotic traveling can be and wanted to make exploring the city as easy as possible. Honestly, who has extra time to plan photo-opps anyway? Our Photoguide covers the best places to take pictures in Marrakech – from the Ben Youssef Madrasa to the world’s most stunning Riads, we promise you won’t miss a snap. Whether you’re a travel blogger or traveling gypsy, explore over 40 locations (and their location coordinates) in our Photoguide to Marrakech. Enjoy and have a mint tea for us! xx

Jardin Majorelle

Dela Fard at the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Morocco
Chelsey Rouen at the Jardin Majorelle in Morocco
Julia at the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Morocco

Address: Rue Yves St Laurent By A-Maps، Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.64174, -8.00283

Sidewalkers: Dela Fard | @delafard + Chelsey Rouen | @chelseyroo + Julia Schaffner | @desbelleschoses

Marrakech, Morocco is a vibrant, beautiful and culturally intricate oasis in the desert of northern Africa. Between the dreamy riads, colorful souks and stark Sahara, the warmth and authenticity of this place will leave you breathless. The people are kind, the tea is delicious and the Moroccan rugs are beautiful- what more could you want?

The Jardin Majorelle was created by the artist Jacques Majorelle in 1937, and was his personal home and workshop until it opened to the public in 1947. The beautiful blue color was so distinct that it became known as ‘Majorelle blue’. It was known to ‘evoke Africa’, as the intense color brought out the lush green of the leaves in the garden. In 1966, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé first visited the Jardin Majorelle, fell in love with the setting, and visited daily during their trips. When developers were planning to build a hotel in place of the garden, they did everything they could to stop the project, and in 1980 purchased the property. They moved in an undertook the property’s restoration, building themselves an oasis and finding ‘an unlimited source of inspiration’ for their work.

Ben Youssef Madrasa

Chissy Huang at the Ben Youssef Madrasa in Morocco
Alexandra Pankratova at Ben Youssef Madrasa
Twirling at the Ben Youssef Madrasa

Address: Rue Assouel, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.63197, -7.98661

Sidewalkers: Chissy Huang | @chissyhuang + Alexandra Pankratova | @pankratova916

Ben Youssef Madrasa is the largest Madrasa (college for Islamic studies) in all of Marrakech, and a place you won’t want to miss on your next trip to Marrakech. Built early in the 14th century, you know its walls must have an interesting story to tell. One of the most beautiful places to take photos in Marrakech, Ben Youssef Madrasa, is now a historical site full of intricately carved doorways and brightly tiled walls. Considering the décor and history combined, it’s no surprise that Ben Youssef Madrasa is one of the most visited sites (and one of the best for the classic Marrakech Insta) in the entire city.

Marrakech Souk / Medina

Jules at Le Medina in Marrakech, Morocco
Selena from Find Us Lost at La Medina in Marrakech, Morocco
The Lovely Pepa at Le Medina in Marrakech, Morocco
May and Travel at Le Medina in Marrakech, Morocco
Leah at Le Medina in Marrakech, Morocco
Dela Fard at the Medina in Marrakech, Morocco
Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage at La Medina of Marrakech, Morocco
La Medina in Marrakech, Morocco

Address: Derb Fhal Zefriti nº6,، LKsour، Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.63362, -7.98494

Sidewalkers: Jules | @finding.jules + May | @mayandtravel + Leah | @leahliyah + Jessica Stein | @tuulavintage + Nicola Easterby | @polkadotpassport + Selena | @finduslost + Dela Fard | @delafard + Keir Alexa | @keiralexa

The Medina is the first thing many people think of when they think ‘Morocco’. The maze of covered stalls is an easy place to get lost, so make sure you have someone with you who knows their way around! Classic purchases here include beautiful Moroccan rugs, straw bags, leather poufs, lanterns, leather goods, pottery, and colorful glassware. Moroccan rugs are fairly expensive in the western world, so your visit may be a great time to stock up on interiors and bring the Moroccan vibe back home with you. We suggest you do some research on the goods you want (and the look of the products you want) ahead of time. If you’ve ever been to a market in a foreign country you know it can get overwhelming quickly, when there are so many options and tons of shopkeepers vying for your business! It also helps to do some research on price beforehand. Even if something sounds cheap to you, you’ll want a frame of reference to know if you’re getting a good deal!

Bahia Palace

Lee Litumbe of Spirited Pursuit at the Bahia Palace
Lee Litumbe of Spirited Pursuit at the Bahia Palace

Address: Avenue Imam El Ghazali, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.62175, -7.98155

Sidewalker: Lee Litumbe | @spiritedpursuit

Bahia (“Brilliance”) Palace was built in the late 19th century by Si Moussa, a grand vizier of the sultan. The palace includes a 2-acre garden and rooms that open to a gorgeous, tiled courtyard.

Le Jardin Secret

Leonie Hanne of Ohh Couture at Le Jardin Secret in Marrakech, Morocco
Leonie Hanne of Ohh Couture at Le Jardin Secret in Marrakech, Morocco

Address: 121 Rue Mouassine, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.63075, -7.9895

Sidewalker: Leonie Hanne | @leoniehanne

La Maison Marrakech

Tara at La Maison in Marrakech, Morocco
Hannah at La Maison in Marrakech, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.65045, -8.05405

Sidewalkers: Tara | @taramilktea + Hannah Podbury | @hannahmatcha

Hotel Selman Marrakech

Marina of Marina Comes at Hotel Selman, Marrakech Morocco
Kristina Krayt at Hotel Selman, Marrakech Morocco
Asiyami Gold at Hotel Selman, Marrakech Morocco

Address: Km5 Route d’Amizmiz، Marrakesh 40160, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.57373, -8.01848

Sidewalkers: Marina | @marinacomes + Kristina Krayt | @kristabelkrayt + Asiyami Gold | @asiyami_gold 

The Selman Marrakech has a beautiful, 80-meter-long swimming pool, and boasts 2 bars and 3 restaurants. The hotel is home to several Arabian thoroughbreds, as there is a stable on property. There are various experience options to choose from, which are sure to make your stay memorable.

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech

Jessica Wang of Not Jess Fashion at the Four Seasons, Marrakech Morocco
Meryem at the Four Seasons, Marrakech Morocco
Wendy Swan at the Four Seasons, Marrakech Morocco

Address: Avenue de la Ménara, Marrakesh, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.61937, -8.01707

Sidewalkers: Jessica Wang | @notjessfashion + Meryem | @flashbeaute + Wendy Swan | @wendyswan

The luxury hotels in Marrakech are second to none, with exotic buildings, beautiful courtyards, lush gardens and many corners for photo ops. Each luxury option has its own draw, and there are so many to choose from you may just have to visit all of them!

Hotel Royal Mansour

Amelia Liana at the Hotel Royal Mansour
Michelle Salas at the Hotel Royal Mansour, Marrakech Morocco
Tina Lee of Of Leather And Lace at the Hotel Royal Mansour
Alice of Form 42 at the Hotel Royal Mansour

Address: Rue Abou Abbas El Sebti، Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.62516, -7.99834

Sidewalkers: Amelia Liana | @amelialiana + Michelle Salas | @michellesalasb + Tina Lee | @ofleatherandlace + Alice Reins | @alice.reins

Riad Yasmine

Angelica Blick at Le Riad Yasmine

Address: 209 rue Ank Jemel، Bab Taghzout، Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.63571, -7.98959

Sidewalker: Angelica Blick | @angelicablick 

A riad is a traditional Moroccan home with a garden or courtyard in the interior space. There is a huge selection of riads for your trip to Marrakech, if you’d prefer a more private house to a larger hotel. A few of these riads (noted below!) can be found for rent on Airbnb. Your own private riad can be the perfect place for your Moroccan style photoshoot. You’ll be able to set the scene exactly as you want, including the beautiful poufs, leafy greens and Moroccan mint tea set. Just add a flowy dress into the mix and you’re golden! Riads will oftentimes offer dining options as well, so you can eat your breakfast in the pool or on the rooftop, overlooking the city.  Don’t miss the opportunity to take a perfect Insta shot, and simply enjoy the gorgeous scenery!

Riad Yamina

Sabine Rosalie at Riad Yamina in Marrakech, Morocco
Stella at Riad Yamina in Marrakech, Morocco
Nicoline Patricia at Riad Yamina in Marrakech, Morocco

Address: 52 Marokko, Derb Dabachi, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.62587, -7.98426

Sidewalkers: Nicoline Patricia Malina | @npmalina + Stella | @stella_ycy + Sabine Rosalie | @sabine_rosalie

Ryad Dyor

Mina Fucsia at Ryad Dior in Marrakech, Morocco
Michele of The Fashion Fraction at Ryad Dior in Marrakech, Morocco
Maria at Ryad Dior in Marrakech, Morocco

Address: 1 Driba Jdida, Sidi Ben Slimane، Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.63714, -7.9929

Sidewalkers: Michele Krusi | @thefashionfraction + Maria Fagerstrom | @mariathepilot + Mina Fucsia | @minafucsia

Es Saadi Palace

Leonie Hanne of Ohh Couture at Es Saadi Marrakech Resort
Agnieszka Trolese of Taste and Travel at Es Saadi Marrakech Resort
Dela Fard at Es Saadi Marrakech Resort

Address: Rue Ibrahim El Mazini, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.62138, -8.00515

Sidewalkers: Leonie Hanne | @leoniehanne + Agnieszka Trolese | @tasteandtravel_pl + Dela Fard | @delafard

Es Saadi is a sprawling resort and casino, with options to stay in a private villa or within the larger hotel building. The colorful walls and numerous pools make it a great option for your next Instagram setting.

Le Riad Berbere

Lisa Smith at Le Riad Berbere

Address: 23 Derb Sidi Ahmed Ben Nasser Kaat Benahid، Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.63123, -7.98469

Sidewalker: Lisa Smith | @lisadanielle__

Amanjena

Madeleine the Pilot at Amanjena
Madeleine the Pilot at Amanjena

Coordinates: 31.60815, -7.93412

Sidewalker: Madeleine | @pilotmadeleine

Palais Namaskar

Dela Fard at the Palais Namaskar in Marrakech, Morocco
Lauren at the Palais Namaskar in Marrakech, Morocco
Lauren at the Palais Namaskar in Marrakech, Morocco
India Weber at the Palais Namaskar in Marrakech, Morocco
Madeleine at the Palais Namaskar in Marrakech, Morocco

Address: Route de Bab Atlas, No.88/69, Province Syba,، Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.66369, -7.87163

Sidewalkers: Dela Fard | @delafard + Lauren K | @wanderlustwithloz + India Weber | @indiasinsights + Madeleine | @pilotmadeleine

The Palais Namaskar is a more modern option when it comes to luxury Moroccan hotels. The beautiful domes and archways surrounding the pool make for a great Instagram shot. Early and late in the day, it’s fun to get creative with the lighting in the completely still pool. The walkways running through the pool also offer a great setting for your next shot.

NOMAD

Lisa Homsy at NOMAD in Marrakech, Morocco
Carol Palhano at NOMAD in Marrakech, Morocco

Address: 1 Derb Aarjane, Medina، مراكش 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.62863, -7.98745

Sidewalkers: Carol Palhano | @carolpalhano + Lisa Homsy | @lisahomsy

Atay Cafe – Food

The Fashion Fraction at the Atay Cafe in Marrakech, Morocco
Of Leather and Lace at the Atay Cafe in Marrakech, Morocco
Livia Brasil and Micheli Hernandes at the Atay Cafe in Marrakech, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.6326, -7.9884

Sidewalkers: Michele Krusi | @thefashionfraction + Livia Brasil & Micheli Fernandes | @liviabrasilc & @micheli_fernandes + Tina Lee | @ofleatherandlace

Cafe Clock

The Fashion Fraction at Cafe Clock, in Marrakech Morocco

Address: Derb Chtouka, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.61293, -7.98728

Sidewalker: Michele Krusi | @thefashionfraction

Cafe Des Epices

Paula Ordovas at the Cafe Des Epices, In Marrakech Morocco
Rosa Crespo at the Cafe Des Epices, In Marrakech Morocco
Elena Bueno at the Cafe Des Epices, In Marrakech Morocco

Address: 75 Derb Rahba Lakdima, Marrakesh Medina 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.62901, -7.98733

Sidewalkers: Paula Ordovas | @mypeeptoes + Rosa Crespo | @rosacrespo + Elena Bueno Segura | @elee.bs

Jnane Leila

Julia Rosenbusch at the Jnane Leila

Address: Route De L’Ourika، مراكش 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.56332, -7.98084

Sidewalker: Julia Rosenbusch | @ju.hu.lia

El Fenn

Deddeh Howard at El Fenn in Marrakech, Morocco
Alexandra Lhermite-Schwass at El Fenn in Marrakech, Morocco

Address: Derb Moulay Abdullah Ben Hezzian, 2, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.62722, -7.99296

Sidewalkers: Deddeh Howard | @secretofdd + Alexandra Lhermite-Schwass | @whatalexloves

Riad Edward

Tina Del Mar at the Riad Edward in Marrakech, Morocco

Address: 12 Derb El baroud, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.63809, -7.99215

Sidewalker: Tina | @tina_del_mar

La Sultana

Asiyami Gold at La Suntana Hotel, in Marrakech Morocco
Micheli Fernandes at La Suntana Hotel, in Marrakech Morocco
Micheli Fernandes at La Suntana Hotel, in Marrakech Morocco
Asiyami Gold at La Suntana Hotel, in Marrakech Morocco

Address: 403 Rue de La Kasbah، Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.61696, -7.98883

Sidewalkers: Asiyami Gold | @asiyami_gold + Micheli Fernandes | @micheli_fernandes

La Sultana Marrakech is a more intimate luxury option, which is known for its personalized service for guests. The building stands where a granary once was, which supplied the royal family. The beautiful brick archways and outdoor pool are definitely a place you’ll want to take your next Instagram photo; the exotic setting can’t be beat. The hotel notes beautiful hidden corners and rooms, where guests can relax or take their tea.

Riad La Pause

Michele Krusi at Riad La Pause outside of Marrakech, Morocco
Tara and Leonie at La Pause, outside of Marrakech Morocco
Michele of the Fashion Fraction at La Pause, outside of Marrakech Morocco

Address: 48 Derb Toudgha, Marrakech, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.45051, -8.17746

Sidewalkers: Michele Krusi | @thefashionfraction + Tara & Leonie Hanne | @taramilktea & @leoniehanne

Scarabeo Camp

Tara at Scarabeo Camp outside of Marrakech, Morocco
Tara at Scarabeo Camp outside of Marrakech, Morocco

Address: Désert Agafay، Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.4339, -8.202

Sidewalker: Tara | @taramilktea

The Scarabeo camp is the most popular glamping option outside of Marrakech. The hotel setup offers 15 tents for accommodations, which include huge beds, Moroccan lounge areas (traditional rugs, pillows and blankets), wooden writing desks and separate shower tents. This camp is a great way to indulge in the untouched desert. The camp provides local dining options on a family-style, communal table. There are additional activities available for extra cost as well, if you’re wanting to trek, do yoga, ride a camel, or get a massage. This setting cannot be beat.

Riad Palais Sebban

Tina, Of Leather and Lace, at the Riad Palais Sebban in Marrakech, Morocco

Address: 43 Derb My Abdellah Ben Hssein,, Rue el Ksour, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.62699, -7.9924

Sidewalker: Tina Lee | @ofleatherandlace

Riad BE

Amelia Liana and Hannah at Riad BE in Marrakech, Morocco
Leonie Hanne of Ohh Couture at Riad BE in Marrakech, Morocco

Address: Derb Sidi Lahcen O Ali, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Coordinates: 31.63227, -7.99566

Sidewalkers: Amelia Liana & Hannah | @amelialiana & @hannah_mollyrose + Leonie Hanne | @leoniehanne

La Mamounia

Michele at La Mamounia in Marrakech, Morocco