"Musee de Marrakech" Marrakech Museum Tip by mafi_moya
Marrakech Museum, Marrakesh: 23 reviews and 61 photos
Even without the interesting displays the museum would be well worth a look as it's contained in beautiful 19th century Mnebhi Palace, complete with fountains in the covered courtyard and colourful tiled zellij mosaics on the walls. The golden colour scheme and glass dome roof make it distinctive from most other riads. After independence the palace became Marrakech's first school for girls and only became a museum in 1997.
Displays of paintings, photos, textiles and other artworks are housed in halls leading off from the central courtyard. The old hammam (baths) and kitchen are also used for exhibitions. If you're tired after a long day sightseeing then this is a wonderfully relaxed and cool place to chill out and you can slump into the big comfy chairs and watch a video about the city. There's also a very nice terrace cafe and a souvenir shop with some great books.
Directions: The museum is on Place Ben Youssef, at the north end of the Djemaa el Fna souks. It's right by the Ben Youssef Medersa and mosque.
Phone: + 212 (0)44 39 09 11/12
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