Ever since the Netflix hit "Inventing Anna", Morocco's capital Marrakech, also known as the "Red City" or "Pearl of the South" has become a place-to-be for bloggers, models, and digital nomads. Under the hashtag #Marrakech, there are 10 million posts on Instagram alone - ranging from desert landscapes to bustling markets. The royal city is one of the most beautiful places in Morocco. With your (smartphone) camera in hand, our 5 tips will help you find the best photo locations for your Instagram timeline.
The souks in the old town, the medina, are the beating heart of Marrakech. The medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an oasis for frailing lovers and foodies - Instagrammable delicacies at countless street food stalls are guaranteed here. Spices, tailor-made clothes and accessories for the living room as a memory of an unforgettable trip to One Thousand and One Nights. Here you can get everything your shopping heart desires - perfect vacation selfie included.
- Jardin Majorelle
Epic, magical and simply breathtaking - this is the best way to describe the city's Botanical Garden. Not for nothing, it is one of the most popular photo locations in Marrakech. In the over 4000 km² large park you can find plants from all continents. The garden was long owned by the French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé, who still takes care of the preservation of the Jardin Majorelle.
3. Koutoubia Moschee
At 75 meters, the tower of the Koutoubia Mosque is the highest point of the old city of Marrakech and thus a good landmark to find your way in the narrow streets of the medina. To get a good shot of the tower, it is best not to go directly to the mosque, but to the park Lalla Hasana. There you will get the best view of the beautiful vaults of the tower in front of the lens.
- Café Kasbah
If you want to enjoy a cup of mint tea with the breathtaking view of the Koutoubia Mosque, Café Kasbah is the place to go. The restaurant not only conjures up fabulous Moroccan cuisine on the plate but also gives its dishes an international touch. On the terrace, you have the best view of the old town of Marrakech.
- Palais El Badi
El Badi Palace used to be an incredibly luxurious city palace. Today, it is mainly the attached park that causes amazement. The garden stretches around a large fountain lined with orange trees. Surrounded by a huge wall from the 16th century, you will find the perfect background for a vacation photo from 1.000 and one night.
Marrakech may not be the largest city in Morocco, but it is the most diverse - rich in luxury, glamour and hip photo opportunities. The North African "Pearl of the South" is stunning all year round. With average temperatures of 25 degrees in October and November, the so-called "Royal city" is the perfect destination for a weekend trip in the fall.
Starting October 1, 2022, Austrian will fly nonstop to Marrakech every Wednesday and Saturday from Vienna (departing 10:10 - 14:10 and returning 15:15 - 19:20, all times are local). Tickets can be booked now at austrian.com.