La Maison de la Photographie


The Maison de la Photographie is located in an old traders area called Ben I Fnadek, which literally translates as ‘between the fondouks’. This historic location, in the heart of the Medina, perfectly fits the character and ethos of this wonderful gallery. The Photography Museum houses a vast collection of photographs, covering the period 1870-1950, which traces the origins of photography in Morocco, through the era of the French Protectorate to the dawn of modern Morocco as we know it today. The Museum not only houses the photographs of some of the early notable adventurers who crossed the Moroccan borders such as George Washington Wilson, A. Cavilla and Marcelin Flandrin, but it also highlights the historical and cultural aspects of Morocco, such as Berber culture. The Maison de la Photographie holds a comprehensive visual history of Marrakech in fittingly beautiful surroundings, this is a great collection and you will surely be taking some of the postcards home as souvenirs. Don’t miss the opportunity to have a drink on the amazing roof terrace, which has one of the best views in Marrakech.