Morocco is a fascinating country and a photogenic paradise for professional and amateur photographers. Apart from great historical cities, Moroccan vast landscapes and scenery diversity come up together for great photo opportunities.
Like all over Morocco, you will love to make photos of Marrakech and travel around the country for the best pictures possible. One of the most exotic cities to visit and take pictures is definitely Marrakech.
This ancient city, full of history and packed with amazing monuments, marvelous palaces and beautiful gardens. Its old city called Medina is a fantastic get away to make that unique photo you were looking for.
Photos of Marrakech December 2009
Photos of Snake Charmers in Djemaa el-Fna Square in Marrakech
Marrakech is well known by its exoticism and somehow a tiny bit of madness on its streets and especially on the famous Djemaa el Fna, Marrakech’s main square inside the old part of the city called “Medina”.
Along with acrobats, snake charmers, orange juice and dried fruit stalls, chained apes, water sellers with traditional leather water-bags and brass cups, and thousands of people wandering around.
Djemaa el Fna square in Marrakech gets a special and unique ambiance and is now under the UNESCO World Heritage protection due to its cultural importance that should be preserved.
Serpents have featured an important role in man’s religions for centuries, and its image of being a dangerous animal somehow makes snake charming a courageous act.
This practice and its earliest evidence come from Ancient Egyptian where charmers there acted as magicians and healers. As a common street perform, snake charming can only be seen in a few number of countries in the world as India, Thailand, Pakistan, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.
Photos of Saadian Tombs, Marrakech Mausoleum 17th century Saadi Dinasty in Marrakech
Photos of Shopping in Marrakech, Shops and Street Sellers in Marrakech
Photos Gallery of Shopping in Marrakech, What to buy in Marrakech: Handicraft, T-shirts, Dried Fruits, Perfumes, Baskets, Music, Spices and Herbs.
Photos of Bahia Palace 19th century Moroccan Architecture in Marrakech
Marrakech has a lot to offer in terms of sightseeing activities and monuments. The large amount of palaces and gardens spread around the city maintain visitors occupied for several days.
Small photo gallery of Bahia Palace, an excellent example of 19th century Moroccan Architecture right in the heart of the city. The Bahia Palace has a 2 acre (8,000 m2) garden with rooms opening onto several courtyards. The Bahia Palace was built at the end of 19th century by Si Moussa, grand vizier of the sultan.
Photos of Ben Youssef Madrassa, Marrakech Islamic college from 14th Century in Marrakech
Photos of Bert Flint African Arts & Crafts Museum at Maison Tiskiwi in Marrakech
Photos of Dried Fruits Stand nº 26 Djemaa el-Fna Square in Marrakech
Photos of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret Tower Monument in Marrakech
Photos of Majorelle Botanical Garden owned by Yves Saint-Laurent in Marrakech
Photo Gallery of Majorelle Garden, Marrakesh botanical garden, built by Jacques Majorelle in 1924 and owned by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Berge.
Photos of Marrakech Museum, 19th century Dar Menebhi Palace in Marrakech
Photos of Palace el-Badi from 1578 Saadian king Ahmad al-Mansur in Marrakech
Photo Gallery of Palace el-Badi from Saadian king Ahmad al-Mansur, built in 1578 in Marrakesh Morocco.
Photos of Oukaimeden Ski Resort near Marrakesh, Atlas Mountains
Photo gallery of Oukaimeden Ski Resort 80km south of Marrakesh, Atlas Mountains in Morocco.
Cameras and photo material in Marrakech
Finding appropriate photo material in Marrakech is not hard, either you check out the shops around Djemaa el Fna for memory cards, extra batteries or even brand new cameras at a convenient price, or, if you’re looking for something more professional you can try to look at Gueliz new district outside the old city walls. Marjane supermarket can be also a great place to get a digital camera. Already around the Jemaa el Fna square you can find several shops with many digital cameras and digital memory cards at a nice price.
Some people still shot in film, and for those, you can easily find some shops inside the Medina and around Djemaa el Fna selling Kodak and Fuji films of 24 and 32 photos. APS films are also available in most of the shops on the main square.
The main problem with photography in Marrakech is the developing. You should avoid those photo developing shops at Djemaa el-Fna main square as quality is a concern. You might get bad luck to have your pictures all blurred and with a strange lack of paint or with an ugly white layer.
If you chose to develop your films while in Marrakesh make sure you go Gueliz new district new and find a decent shop, the ones with good photo equipment and quality you’re used to back home.