Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ve definitely noticed Marrakech’s popularity reaching sky-high realms. Instagram influencers have put the spotlight in this weird and wonderful city and turned it into the ultimate place to be seen at. As finding the most instagrammable places in Marrakech is relativity easy since if you know where to know, it’s no wonder the city is being featured everywhere.
It makes sense, really. After all, this pink-hued city brims with so much culture and inspiration that famed fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent made it his muse.
While there’s something magical to be seen, heard and tasted all over Morocco, the intricate kilim rugs hung from rooftops, enchanting centuries-old museums replete with Berber art, a tangled medina where craftsmen showcase an array of ancient artistic techniques, Marrakech will entice your senses in every possible way.
And while the city’s winding medina is an Instagram haven itself, there are certain spots that are just too perfect not to point up, so we’ve compiled a list of the 9 most Instagrammable spots in Marrakech!
Riad La Mamounia
The tiled columns at this riad have become one of Marrakech’s most sought-out locations for a picture. You can’t go wrong at this stunning palace – snap a picture enjoying a breakfast by their pool or frolicking through their paradisiacal gardens.
If the price to stay at the riad is out of your budget, you can still pop by and enjoy a scrumptious Moroccan-style breakfast by the pool.
Ben Youssef Madrasa Courtyard
Ben Youssef Madrasa was originally a renowned Islamic university in northern África. Today, it’s one of the most gorgeous places to visit in Marrakech and a marvelous stage for some insta-worthy snaps!
An imposing bronze door marks the entrance to Ben Youssef, followed by an incredibly photo-worthy courtyard featuring exquisite mosaics and motifs hand-carved in wood.
The Pink Rooftop at Riad Jardin Secret
This stunning rooftop restaurant combines Instagram’s favorites: pink hues, exotic plants, and a really Instagrammable swing. Jardin Secret has only a few rooms, so it can be quite hard to find availability. Still, their vegetarian-friendly restaurant atop the medina is open for visitors!
From cacti to gorgeous monstera leaves, and banana trees fill this urban jungle and transform it into a photographer’s paradise.
This picturesque twelve-acre garden was built and designed by French painter Jacques Majorelle and later purchased by extravagant fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent.
Filled with exotic plants, Jardin Majorelle is a jungle haven where you’ll find desert cacti, monstera leaves, and lili pods, all backdropped by striking zaffre blue and yellow walls that will add some contrast to your Instagram feed.
Yves Saint Laurent Museum
Recently opened to complement Jardin Majorelle, this museum is probably the prettiest in the world. Its sensational facade comes in shades of orange and was designed by Studio KO to mimic the texture of fabric.
The Courtyard at Le Riad Yasmine
Featuring a jaw-dropping tiled courtyard with an indoor pool enveloped by exotic greeneries, this little boutique hotel is the perfect setting for your next gram. There’s also a balcony overlooking the scene to snap a few swoon-worthy pictures from atop!
The Souks at Night
It’s hard to explain the special kind of magic that you’ll find in the souks, head there after dusk to capture these wonderful stalls with the flickering lights. Be sure to either buy something from the shop, or ask before you start posing.
Set in Marrakech’s renowned spice square (Places des épices), NOMAD is a lively restaurant decorated by famed interior designer Romain Meniere.
The restaurant boasts exquisitely designed dining rooms and two terraces offering stunning vistas of the Atlas Mountains.
A twenty-minute drive from Marrakech will bring you into this wonderland of Berber design and one of Morocco’s most Instagrammable respite.
Bundled amid olive trees and serene rural life, this lodge was built using traditional Berber building methods and crafted (because the word “designed” would be an understatement) with chic and organic décor. Rattan lampshades, sofas covered in vintage kilims, and wooden beams are the signature elements of this eco-luxe lodge.