Maison de la Photographie (House of Photography), Marrakech

Maison de la Photographie (House of Photography), Marrakech (must see)

This charming museum, open since April 2009, does a splendid job of documenting the history of Marrakech and Morocco from 1870 to 1950 in photographs. It's a former inn (funduq) that has been beautifully renovated and consists of three floors of over 4,500 old photos as well as slides and documents, all of which change every six months.

Though portraits are given prominence, the collection includes some of the country's unusual aspects, through pictures of the archaeological site of Volubilis, Moroccan landscapes, as well as important architectural complexes and casbah. Historical and cultural aspects such as Berber culture are not only portrayed in photographs, but also in the first color movie documentary filmed by Daniel Chicault in 1957 on the Berber tribes of the High Atlas.

A café on the rooftop terrace is ideal for refreshments with great city and mountain views after perusing the photographs.

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Sight Name: Maison de la Photographie (House of Photography)
Sight Location: Marrakech, Morocco (See walking tours in Marrakech)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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