The Most Photo Worthy Spots in Marrakesh

Daniela Ramos

Marrakech’s popularity has sky-rocketed in the last years, and Instagram influencers have definitely contributed to putting the spotlight on this wondrous city and made it the ultimate place to be seen at.

This pink-hued city overflows with so much fascinating culture that fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent made it his muse and inspiration.

Marrakesh will entice visitor’s senses in many ways, with intricate kilim rugs hung from its rooftops, legendary museums filled with Berber art, and a winding medina where craftsmen offer a variety of ancient artistic techniques.

Below is a list of the best Instagrammable spots in the lively city of Marrakesh.

Riad La Mamounia

The tiled columns at this riad are one of Marrakesh’s most sought-out spots for pictures. A snap enjoying breakfast by their pool or roaming in their paradisiacal gardens is definitely an Instagram must.

Don’t worry If the price for staying at the riad is out of your budget. It is still possible to pop in and enjoy a delicious Moroccan-style breakfast by the pool.

The Pink Rooftop at Riad Jardin Secret

This stunning rooftop restaurant hosts exotic plants that make it a photographer’s heaven. Banana trees, monsters, and cacti make up this urban jungle, which also features several Insta favorites: pink hues, exotic plants, and a really snap-worthy swing.

Jardin Secret has very few rooms, so it can be difficult to find availability. However, their vegetarian-friendly restaurant atop the medina is open for visitors in case you don't want to spend the night here and just want to snap a quick photo after brunch.

Ben Youssef Madrasa Courtyard
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Once a renowned Islamic university, Ben Youssef Madrasa is now one of the most gorgeous places to visit in Marrakesh and a marvelous backdrop for some insta incredible snaps!

From its imposing bronze entrance door to its beautiful courtyard that features exquisite mosaics and hand-carved wood motifs, get ready to rejoice in its numerous shot-worthy spots.

Jardin Majorelle
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This colorful twelve-acre garden was built and designed by French painter Jacques Majorelle and later purchased by the designer Yves Saint Laurent.

Jardin Majorelle is a jungle haven where you’ll find exotic plants ranging from desert cacti, monstera leaves, and lili pods, all backdropped by lively blue and yellow walls that will add great contrast to your Instagram snaps. While here, make sure to also check out the adjacent Berber Museum and the newly-opened Yves Saint Laurent Museum.

Le Jardin Secret

Le Jardin Secret is sort of like the small side building of Jardin Majorelle. Set in the heart of Marrakesh's medina, this secluded garden feels like an oasis of peace amid the bustle and hustle of the souks.

Yves Saint Laurent Museum

Complementing Jardin Majorelle is the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, probably the prettiest one in the world. Its fantastic facade harbors mesmerizing shades of orange. It was designed by Studio KO to mimic the texture of the fabric and it's one of the best places to get a truly original photo in Marrakesh!

The Courtyard at Le Riad Yasmine

Featuring a stunning tiled courtyard with an indoor pool surrounded by exotic greeneries, this little boutique hotel is the perfect setting for your next Insta op. There is also a balcony that overlooks the whole scene to snap a few pics from atop!

Bahia Palace
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Another favorite photo spot in Marrakesh is taking the time to visit Bahia Palace, a set of gardens surrounding a stunning 19th-century.

Make sure you visit early as the palace does get quite busy after midday or so. The earlier you get there, the more chances you have of getting a really good photo with no people around.

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