Marrakech With @WeAreTrend45
Marrakesh is one of the most beautiful cities I have yet to explore! I had the privilege to travel here with @wearetrend45 as a group of creatives, influencers, and brands. I have nothing but positive things to say about this entire experience! We had immaculate dining options, excursions, and lots of fun. I met the most amazing, genuine people on this trip and we had an amazing time. To apply for future Trend events, click here.
The Most Instagrammable Places in Marrakech
âMarrakech is one of the most picturesque cities on the planet, making it a prime destination for travelers and Instagrammers! Whether you're traveling to Marrakech for culture, shopping, or relaxation, there are plenty of photo opportunities to be had. In this blog post, we're going to explore the 10 most Instagrammable places in Marrakech.
1. La Mamounia Hotel & Spa
La Mamounia Hotel & Spa is a luxurious five-star hotel that is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. The hotel's iconic Moroccan architecture is complemented by its stunning gardens, which feature palm trees, fountains, and a variety of exotic plants. If you're looking for a place to take a photo that will make your Instagram followers green with envy, La Mamounia is a must-visit.
The Spa here is one of the most famous Instagrammed places in Marrakech!
2. Place Des Espices
Place Des Epices is a bustling square located in the heart of the old city within the Marrakech Medina. This photogenic spot is famous for its colorful market stalls, which are packed with spices, fruits, and other local products. If you visit Place Des Epices early in the morning, you'll be able to capture the hustle and bustle of the Medina before it gets too crowded. Make sure you watch out for mopeds- they rip them through the tiny crowded streets and do not care if you are in the way! In this area you can also find the most BEAUTIFUL hand made straw bags and rattan products. They are extremely inexpensive, always haggle! We needed an extra suitcase just to take everything back home that we bought, lol! You can also find the most gorgeous handmade Berber rugs and home decor within the Medina! I got everyone's business card so that I can order some of them for a good price when I buy a new house.
The Medina is absolutely enormous, so this location is difficult to find. Here is the address so that you can find it :
Riads are traditional Moroccan houses that are found throughout Marrakech. These stunning homes feature intricate tile work, ornate courtyards, and traditional Moroccan furnishings. Riads are perfect for capturing that quintessential Moroccan aesthetic, and there are plenty of them to explore in Marrakech. The most popular one I have seen all over Pinterest and Instagram is Riad BE. Click the photo below for more of the Top Riads in Marrakech!
4. MuseeÂ´ Yves Saint Laurent
The MuseeÂ´ Yves Saint Laurent is a must-visit for all my fashionistas out there! This stunning museum showcases the life and work of Saint Laurent, one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century, with over 5,000 garments and 15,000 accessories on display. The building itself is iconic for photos. Yves Saint Laurent spent a significant amount of time in Marrakech, splitting his time between here and Paris; where Morocco influenced many of the YSL designs.
5. Jardin Majorelle
Jardin Majorelle is a botanical garden originally created by French painter Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s. The garden was later restored by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Berge. Jardin Majorelle features a mix of exotic plants, fountains, and vibrant blue buildings. The eye-catching blue color scheme provides a perfect backdrop for your Instagram photos. You can visit here and the YSL museum together, as they are right next to each other!
6. Koutoubia Mosque
Koutoubia Mosque: Not only is the Koutoubia Mosque one of the most famous landmarks in Marrakech, it's also a stunning example of Islamic architecture. With its tall minaret and intricate design, it's the perfect place to capture a truly iconic shot. I also used this landmark as a guide on how to get out of the Medina when I would get lost- which is inevitable.
7. Atay Cafe
This charming cafe offers a serene respite from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. You can see the Koutoubia Mosque in the background which makes it even more iconic!
8. Palais El Badi
Palais el Badi is a historical palace located in Marrakech, Morocco. Here are some reasons why you might want to visit:
1. Historical Significance: Palais el Badi is a 16th century palace that was built during the reign of the Saadian dynasty. It was once considered one of the most magnificent palaces in the world and was a symbol of the power and wealth of the Saadian rulers.
2. Architecture: The palace is renowned for its stunning architecture and intricate design. The palace features ornate courtyards, grand halls, and beautiful gardens that are sure to captivate visitors.
3. Museum: Today, Palais el Badi serves as a museum that showcases Moroccan art and culture. The museumâs exhibits include ancient weapons, ceramics, and textiles that provide a glimpse of Moroccoâs rich history and cultural heritage.
4. Gardens: The palaceâs beautiful gardens offer a peaceful escape from the bustle of Marrakech. Visitors can enjoy the serene atmosphere and take a stroll through the lush greenery.
5. Events: Palais el Badi is also a popular venue for cultural events and festivals. Throughout the year, the palace hosts concerts, art exhibits, and other cultural events that showcase Moroccoâs creative and vibrant art scene.
9. Souk Semmarine & Lamp Shop
These are two photo-ops that you also don't want to miss in the Medina! âThe bustling market of Souk Semmarine is a photographer's dream. Filled with colorful stalls and bustling shoppers, there's no shortage of photo opportunities here. The Lamp Shop in the Medina is known for its striking lanterns, the Medina is a popular spot for capturing Moroccan aesthetics. Head to one of the many lamp shops for a stunning photo.
10. Es Saadi Resort
Looking for some luxury? Look no further than the stunning Es Saadi Resort. With its beautiful gardens, pristine pool, and stunning architecture, it's the perfect spot for a glamorous photo shoot.
Whether you're looking for stunning architecture, bustling markets, or luxurious hotels, Marrakech has something for everyone. So grab your camera and start exploring these Instagrammable spots today!
Our Villa was also Extremely Instagrammable!
The aesthetic at our Villa was also incredible. We stayed at Taj Villa Marrakech. As a group full of content creators, we were all legit hyperventilating with all of the opportunities. Every nook and cranny was a photo op. The rooms were also beautifully decorated with handmade Berber rugs, pillows, and rattan elements. This place is mainly for weddings, but would be the PERFECT place for a campaign shoot for any brand. (See below my photo for my 1st Phorm Vegan Power Pro Bars Campaign (yes they are also as tasty as they look).
They also set up the most gorgeous luncheons and dinners at the Villa, as if this place couldn't get any more beautiful!
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