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Morocco Photo Guide: 15 Insta-worthy Locations That’ll Change Your Mind About Africa

Shot at Courtyard in Riad Puchka in Marrakesh - Morocco Photo Guide

Photograph Morocco in its greatest mild at these 15 beautiful locations with our Morocco photograph information, from the capital, Rabat to the Sahara Desert! Begin planning your Morocco flights right here.

Color me stunned once I uncover that Morocco hosts an eclectic mixture of mind-blowingly lovely sights —  in any case, it wasn’t a visit of my very own volition in the event you’ve seen our Vacation spot: Unknown video collection.

Fact be advised, I might’ve by no means imagined that Morocco is awash with such an explosion of vibrant colors, from intricate mosaic tile-work and elaborately ornamental store set-ups to whole cities which are picturesque from nearly each angle. You additionally wouldn’t need to miss seeing the tangerine-hued dunes of the Sahara Desert for your self! Ethical of the story: not each Insta-worthy nation must be a buzzing, high-rise metropolis, okay?

Listed here are 15 spots you possibly can enterprise to in Morocco that’ll undoubtedly wow you within the flesh — belief me, these photographs don’t do the complete magnitude of those locations any justice.

Additionally learn: 11-Day Morocco Itinerary Beneath S$1.2k

1) Conventional Moroccan Riads

Riad Puchka, Marrakesh

You’ve heard of hostels, resorts and Airbnbs, however when staying in Morocco, a part of the expertise is staying at a riad — conventional Andalusian-style Moroccan homes that solely the prosperous lived in, which might clarify why they’re no less than two storeys excessive and have expansive courtyards, with a pool typically too!

As we speak, riads could be discovered virtually anyplace inside a metropolis’s medina and are repurposed as inns for vacationers as an alternative.

Window Shot at Riad Puchka in Marrakesh - Morocco Photo GuideRiad Puchka, Marrakesh

You could ebook stays in Moroccan riads from Airbnb or Reserving.com.

2) Moroccan Souks (Markets)

Ceramic Plate Store at the Henna Souk - Morocco Photo GuideHenna Souk, Fes

One other key expertise for any journey to Morocco is navigating via the meandering souk markets present in each metropolis. You’ll be able to barely differentiate one alley from one other, every with their very own set of stalls promoting ceramic plates (pictured above), tajine pots, furnishings, memento items and Arabic / Berber conventional garments amongst others.

Colourful Street in Fes - Morocco Photo GuideFes

three) Sahara Desert

Sahara Desert in Morocco - Morocco Photo Guide

If the Sahara Desert doesn’t exponentially up your Instagram feed recreation, I don’t know what else will.

It’s a legit ethical dilemma when you need to determine between capturing the most effective photographs in your reminiscences or placing the digital camera right down to soak within the surreal great thing about the desert, admiring the untouched dunes because the setting solar casts sharp shadows throughout them, and between the sand ripples under.

Watching the Sunset in the Sahara Desert - Morocco Itinerary

Introduced a DSLR? As you spend the night time beneath the celebs, have a hand at capturing the sky with an extended publicity time lapse for a milky method shock 😉

A Night Under the Stars in the Sahara Desert - Morocco Photo GuideI do know, proper?

You’ll be able to guide a Sahara Desert Tour from Sahara Excursions four×four. Discover out extra about our 3D2N keep within the desert in our Morocco itinerary!

four) Tizi n’ Tichka, Excessive Atlas Mountains

View of the Tizi n'Tichka Mountain Pass - Morocco Itinerary

Tizi n’ Tichka is taken into account one in every of Morocco’s most lovely roads, and one of many world’s most harmful. Although we didn’t need to drive on it throughout our Sahara Desert tour, we have been capable of get a cool panoramic view from the highest together with its surrounding panorama!

Our go to right here was a part of the 3D2N Sahara Desert tour talked about in level three.

5) Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate

Gate Ruins at Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou - Morocco Photo Guide

Additionally a cease alongside our Sahara Desert tour, the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou is a semi-abandoned fortified village that in the present day solely homes three households, and primarily serves as a vacationer scorching spot at this time. Not only for its aesthetic attraction, but in addition as a result of it’s appeared in movies and exhibits like The Mummy, Gladiator and Recreation of Thrones.

Ksar Ben Ait Haddou - Morocco Photo Guide

6) Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen - Morocco Photo Guide

The medina of Chefchaouen is definitely one of the crucial photogenic cities I’ve ever been to. Hollywood might get flak for whitewashing, however there’s solely love for Chefchaouen and its bluewashing. You’ll in all probability spend equally as a lot time purchasing alongside their streets and posing for footage alongside their many alleyways.

Chefchaouen During Sunset - Morocco Photo Guide

There isn’t a consensus on why it’s painted blue — both due to the Jewish immigrants that flooded right here prior to now, that it helps settle down the warmth within the metropolis, or that it wards off mosquitoes (?). But when the reason being about aesthetic attraction? I can see why.

7) Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca

Travis in front of the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca - Morocco Itinerary

The Hassan II Mosque is so large (properly, it’s solely the most important mosque in Morocco with the tallest minaret on the earth), you’ll undoubtedly want a wide-angle lens to seize it absolutely.

Everybody might be huddled alongside the identical aircraft to get that one similar shot, so that you may need to train endurance and await the most effective window of time with the least crowd! The constructing lights up superbly after sundown as properly.

Location: Alongside Boulevard de la Corniche, Casablanca 20000, Morocco

eight) Royal Palace, Fes

Royal Palace in Fes - Morocco Photo Guide

The grandiose Royal Palace of Fes spans 80 hectares, however sadly until you’re within the royal household you’re left to solely take footage towards their entrance with the golden brass doorways. Keep away from early mornings when most tour buses will cease by, and don’t get into the dangerous books of the guards!

9) Chouara Tannery, Fes

Chouara Tannery in Fez - Morocco Itinerary

If the large vats of leather-tanning liquid at Chouara Tannery don’t catch your consideration, the odor from these concoctions undoubtedly will — the “ingredients” embrace cow urine and pigeon poop!

Don’t fear an excessive amount of about it although. We didn’t discover all of it too insufferable, and the shop distributors surrounding it that allow you to as much as their sky terrace for a view (you’ll be able to haggle for a low worth) additionally promote mint leaves to assist with the odor.

Entrance Charge: 10dh/pax (~S$1.40) (Varies)
Opening Hours: eight:30AM – 8PM
Handle: Quartier des Tanneurs, Fès 30000, Morocco

10) Hassan Tower, Rabat

Hassan Tower in Rabat - Morocco Photo Guide

The Hassan Tower is definitely an unfinished challenge — Sultan Yacoub al Mansour had meant for this to be the world’s tallest minaret with a mosque at its base, however the development was deserted after his sudden demise.

That additionally explains the 200 or so columns of various heights on the base, meant to be the inspiration of the mosque. You’ll be able to see locals and vacationers making an attempt out which column’s the very best they will rise up on!

Entrance Charge: Free
Opening Hours: 9AM – 6PM
How you can get there: Hassan Tower, Boulevard Mohamed Lyazidi, Rabat, Morocco

11) Chellah, Rabat

Chellah - Morocco Photo Guide

This Roman destroy is just not one which’ll break your images recreation. Additionally a former Muslim necropolis, the deserted area now runs wild with timber, cats and a number of (noisy) storks. This in style vacationer spot in Morocco’s capital, Rabat can also be big sufficient so that you can wander for an excellent hour or two.

Entrance Charge: 10dh (~S$1.45)
Opening Hours: eight:30AM – 6:30PM
Handle: Quartier Chellah, El Youssoufia, El Youssoufia 10190, Morocco

12) Royal Stables (Heri Es Souani), Meknes

Royal Stables in Meknes - Morocco Photo Guide

Watch him whip, watch him “neigh neigh” — Sultan Moulay Ismail liked horses a lot, he constructed the Royal Stables specifically so he might home all 12,000 of them, every with its personal private groom and slave to look after it.

It was sadly destroyed after an earthquake within the 18th century, however it was thought-about a marvel of its time with an in-house granary that would retailer sufficient meals for 20 years, in addition to a canal operating recent water for the horses all day.

Entrance Payment: 10dh (~S$1.45)
Opening Hours: 9AM – 12PM, 3PM – 6.30PM
The way to get there: The location has no particular handle, however it’s a 2km stroll from the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail.

13) Madrasas (Spiritual Faculties)

Top Down View of Bou Inania Madrasa in Meknes - Morocco Photo GuideBou Inania Madrasa, Meknes

Madrasas are Islamic faculties that’ve been round for hundreds of years, and was institutes of upper schooling till they gave option to Western-style universities. Identical to riads, they exhibit the craftsmanship of Moorish structure with marble tiles and picket carvings.

Bou Inania Madrasa in Meknes - Morocco Photo GuideBou Inania Madrasa, Meknes

Each metropolis you go to will certainly have a madrasa (typically additionally spelt as “medersa”) — the Ben Youssef Madrasa in Marrakesh is likely one of the hottest, however is shut for renovations until 2020. There’s additionally the Madrasa Bou Inania, with one in Fes and one other in Meknes.

14) Bahia Palace, Marrakesh

Bahia Palace - Morocco Photo Guide

The huge complicated of the 19th century Bahia Palace doesn’t simply have an immaculate courtyard, but in addition many different rooms that each one result in a central backyard that’ll depart you strolling round for some time. It was, in any case, as soon as meant to be the best of its time.

Bahia Palace 2 - Morocco Photo Guide

For an historic palace, a lot of the structure has been preserved rather well with the tiles nonetheless wanting pristine and vibrant, and the crops well-maintained.

Entrance Payment: 10dh (~S$1.45)
Opening Hours: 9AM – 5PM
Tackle: Avenue Imam El Ghazali, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

15) Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakesh

Top-down view of Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marrakesh - 13-Day Morocco Itinerary

One of the bustling scorching spots in Marrakesh, Jemaa el-Fnaa is an open area that has a lot happening directly — stall distributors promoting meals in open-air kitchens, recent orange juice vans parked aspect by aspect of one another, theatre road acts like snake charmers and musicians, and henna artists all hankering for what you are promoting.

Image-taking right here might be tough although, as a result of until you’re stealthy sufficient to take footage with out anybody detecting, you’re anticipated to pay up earlier than even snapping a pic — in any other case they’ll begin harassing you for change for taking their image (and let’s simply say their definition of a tip is totally different from ours. i.e. method greater).

Snake Charmers Performing at Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marrakesh - Morocco Itinerary

Opening Hours: 8AM – 12AM
Handle: Place de Marché Animée Jemaa el-fna, 40000, Morocco

We hope these footage encourage you adequate to think about making a visit to Morocco. And in case you do, learn how we coated all these locations in a single single journey with our 11-Day Itinerary!

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