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.
Stylish Riad Porte Royale is set in the spiritual heart of the medina, west of the beautiful shrine of Sidi-bel-Abbas. Near the ramparts, it is easily accessible by car, but only a few minutes stroll from fine restaurants and the hurly-burly of the tourist trail that leads to nearby monuments and the colorful souks on the way to Djemma el Fna square.
Dating back to around 1750, Riad Porte Royale has five bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Restored by master craftsmen, traditional finishes enhance the clean lines, and features such as the thick walls have been retained. In the luminous courtyard, the plunge pool mirrors the dramatic portico and the ancient ‘porte royale.’
Textiles, rugs, and objects d’art from the old caravan routes of Asia and Africa accent the white bedrooms. Elsewhere, there are several corners to relax in, from the b’hou off the courtyard, to the upstairs loggia with its fireplace and pretty window arches, or the tent on the roof terrace with a view of nearby palms.
Where possible Riad Porte Royale endeavors to be eco-friendly and provide sustainable services and accommodation in Marrakech.
Eric and Rose, the landlords of Dar Malak, are fascinated by the “Red City” of Morocco.
Ten years ago, they fell in love with this traditional Moroccan house with a nice four-accommodating-side patio.
Now is your turn to enter this genuine 19th century Ryad which has been thoroughly restored according to the principles of traditional and local architecture.
Dar Malak is a cozy place, comfortable and spacious enough to welcome a large family or a group of friends. You will be attended by a devoted and friendly local personnel. In french « La maison des anges » The House of Angels.
Thanks to Dar Malak, the original concept of Guest Houses goes further than usual service.
Why don’t you come and stay at Dar Malak to discover the genuine Moroccan lifestyle where everyone meets at night for dinner to share their personal day experiences.
Dar Malak includes 4 rooms with a capacity of reception of 10 people. Air conditioners are installed in every room.