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The 5 Most Instagrammable Places in Morocco

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1. Sahara Desert Obviously, first up on the list has to be the Sahara Desert and the best time for picture taking is at sunset or sunrise. However, timing is not as important as the other locations on this list due to the fact that you do not have to worry about tourists getting in the way of your picture during peak times because the desert spans 5.6 million square miles. The most popular Sahara Desert experiences visit the dunes of Erg Chebbi, close to the town of Merzouga, or Erg Chigaga, near the town of Zagora. Although day tours are possible, it is best to opt for an overnight camping excursion trekking along ancient trade routes on a camel and sleeping under the stars.


2. The Doors of the Royal Palace of Fez

The Royal Palace of Fez (also known as Dar al-Makhzen) is the royal palace of the king of Morocco in the city of Fez, Morocco. The public are not allowed in the palace but the area is nice to walk around in and there are a lot of restaurants nearby to relax at. The palace is well known for its iconic golden gates which provide a great photography opportunity.

3. Mahkama Du Pacha Mahkama al-Pasa is an administrative building constructed in 1941-1942 in Casablanca, Morrow. The complex hosts a courthouse, parliamentary reception hall, and jail but it is well-known for its beautiful architecture. The main hall consists of a carved cedar ceiling, elegant mosaics and carved stucco in the graceful interior. However, you do need a guide to enter the building so be sure to book one ahead of time.

4. Majorelle Garden Marjorelle is a two and a half acre garden and artist’s landscape garden in Marrakech, Morocco. The garden is filled with beautiful colors and botanical variety making it well worth the crowds and long queue. The garden is the perfect place to cool down after walking around in the sun and it contains a collection of cacti, ponds, and distinctive use of cobalt blue.

5. Bahia Palace Bahia Palace is a late 19th-century palace in Marrakech, Morocco, known for its unique North African artistry and indicated designs. There is a small cover fee to enter the palace but the beautiful marble, colorful tiles, and cedar-wood ceilings make it well worth the price. The building is well preserved and you can take about an hour long guided tour to learn more about its history.

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