Sun, sand, spices, and a deeply fascinating culture splashed with vibrant colors and gorgeous architecture make Morocco a photographer’s dream. It’s truly difficult to narrow in on what’s most picture-worthy, but here are some of Ker & Downey’s favorites.
A warren of narrow lanes, ancient homes, and interesting archways, Fez’s medina offers a blast into the past. There’s something to snap at every turn. Artisans bang on copper pots and shimmering lanterns glimmer in the sunlight that filters down through the labyrinth.
Mosque Hassan II, Casablanca
Soaring above the sea, this massive mosque’s tilework, arches, and minaret are a grandiose display of the country’s attention to architectural details. The area surrounding the mosque is a popular meeting spot for locals lingering to chat and a great place to snap candid shots of daily life.
The Royal Palace, Fez
Even though you can’t actually go inside the palace, there’s plenty to see on the outside. Three arched, golden doors are surrounded by exquisite blue, white, red, and green swirly and floral tile patterns. It’s a remarkable entrance suitable for any royal.
A stay in a traditional Moroccan home will immerse you in the culture and beauty of this north African country. Villa Des Orangers in Marrakesh is an oasis of calm among the buzz of the city’s main sights. Built in the 1930s, the property is adorned with beautiful arched nooks, carved wooden doors, fragrant citrus trees, and bubbling fountains. Marrakesh is a cultural gem that can be discovered on our Journey Back in Time itinerary.
Ouarzazate and its neighboring Aït Benhaddou are sandstone cities surrounded by mountains, deserts, and palmed valleys, makes this a treasure trove of photo opportunities. Game of Thrones and plenty of movies have been filmed at this exotic outpost. Explore these quiet and remote parts of Morocco on our Land of the Berbers itinerary.
You won’t feel blue among the narrow lanes of this charming town, awash in a calming hue. Wander the medina in search of glowing metal lanterns and nibble delicious street food.
If there’s one thing you will see a whole lot of in Morocco, it is over-the-top doors. They are often arched, adorned with intricate patterns, brass knobs and handles, and surrounded by dazzling mosaic tiles. One of the most extravagant is the Bab Mansour Gate built in 1732 – definitely one of Morocco’s most photo worthy spots.
Rows of blue boats bob on the Atlantic waters of this coastal town, where whitewashed homes rise past the blue crashing surf. Take a stroll on the beach or through the streets to see the postcard-perfect turquoise doors and window shutters.
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