MARRAKECH: The most photogenic city on social media.
If you’re Instagram-obsessed, you’ve probably recently seen your favorite style and travel influencers make a stop in Marrakesh, and seen them posing atop a pile of hand-woven rugs or lounging arnd an intricately tiled pool, it’s obvious that this majestic city has everything it takes for your next ‘gram.
Here’s a list of the best places in Marrakech to snap that pic that will get you all the likes. Because you’re already there — might as well grab some stunning photos while you’re at it.
1. At the Tiled Columns at La Mamounia
In this five-star hotel enjoy touring the vast gardens and be sure to snap a pic frolicking through their signature columns.
2. In the Main Courtyard at the Ben Youssef Madrasa
Originally founded as an Islamic college, this beautiful structure features intricately carved cedar wood and stunning mosaics and is one of the most popular historical sites in Marrakesh. Make sure you visit early in the morning to take a tourist-free photo in front of the colorful tiles in the main courtyard.
3. Around the realistic sculptured animals in Dar el Sadaka
In the heart of the Palmeraie of Marrakesh, only 15 minutes’ drive from the walls of the ‘Red City’, lies a unique privately-owned estate: Dar El Sadaka. With its an interior designer’s dream filled with lush palms and realistic animals (like its famous Giraffe), this private villa is one-of-a-kind and could easily serve as a museum or art gallery.
4. On the Rugs in the Carpet Souk
One of the best things about Marrakesh is the souks — a maze of alleyways and squares in the medina (the walled old city) filled with hand-crafted slippers, colorful spices, woven baskets, leather goods, and so much more. While you’re there, make sure you haggle, well, literally everything and don’t miss out on the carpet souk.
5. At the Tiled Pool at RIAD BE Marrakech
Research shows that Instagram posts featuring blue receive 24% more likes than other colors. To add this necessary shade to your feed, take a dip in the turquoise, tiled pool at RIAD BE Marrakech. (in the same style of Le Riad Yasmine)
6. On the Blue Stairway at Jardin Majorelle
These ‘gram-friendly gardens were purchased by the legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in 1980. They are overwhelmingly chic, decorated in bright “Majorelle” blue and canary yellow and filled to the brim with exotic cacti.. and make sure you seek out the blue stairway.
7. Enjoy the spiky sculptural expanse of Cactus Thiemann
Finally, if you have time try to escape the city to visit the nearby Cactus farm with ore than 150 varieties of cacti, offers the rare experience of wandering amid cacti as tall as buildings. This is a little known sight, yet it is Africa’s largest cactus farm, in a beautiful setting backed by the muscular Atlas Mountains.