Looking for the most Instagrammable places in Morocco? I’ve got some great ideas for you!
Morocco is quite literally a photographer’s dream. The stark colors of the red cities, the sand dunes of the Sahara, the tiles and mosaics, the old kasbahs and camels, the vibrant souks, the peaceful gardens – all make for gorgeous backdrops for stunning photos.
I want to start this list by saying very clearly: I am not a professional photographer. I am NOWHERE CLOSE to a pro – it’s actually hilarious to even think of myself anywhere close to that level.
However, we love capturing beautiful moments when we travel, we have a great camera on my cell phone (not even a real camera LOL), and we have some pretty good tenacity to keep trying for *the shot*. So I’m pretty dang happy with how our pictures from Morocco turned out, and they’re definitely ones you can capture, too!
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27 Most Instagrammable Places in Morocco
Here is my list of my personal most Instagrammable places in Morocco, broken down by cities or regions:
Most Instagrammable Places in Marrakech
1. Musee Dar El Bacha
The Musée Dar El Bacha is a total hidden gem in Marrakech. As a museum, it does have some exhibits, but mostly the building is the museum. The main courtyard garden has a fountain, tiles and mosaics, and greenery to rival *any* spot in Marrakech (Bahia included!). We hired a photographer and did a couple photoshoot here – the setting was perfection!
2. Jardin Majorelle
This spot is actually a pretty unique one in Marrakech – instead of tiles and mosaics and symmetry and fountains, you have a garden and a villa painted in vibrant blue and yellow hues, with “exotic” plants like cactuses throughout the gardens. It’s a popular spot, and one of the pricier ones in Marrakech, yet it is absolutely gorgeous.
3. Jardin Secret
Another much lesser known and visited attraction in Marrakech is the Jardin Secret. There are two gardens here – the first you’ll enter is a nice exotic garden. The second one, the Moroccan garden, is the real stunner and what is pictured above.
Here you’ll find this beautiful gazebo and curtained courtyard. Wander around, take pictures, maybe grab some lunch – you won’t be sad about the stop!
4. Bahia Palace
The Bahia Palace is one of the most visited sites in Morocco, and visitors are mostly interested in the Grand Courtyard, but there are so many gorgeous gardens, tiled courtyards, and cute little alcoves in the Bahia Palace. You tour through many rooms – so definitely consider the above shots as inspiration for visiting Bahia.
Come right at opening (9am) for lowest crowds.
5. At Your Riad
The there are some absolutely swoon-worth riads in Marrakech that make for a fantastic photo spot.
My Riad Recommendations for Marrakech:
Pictured above is Riad BE Marrakech, an absolutely stunning guesthouse. The rooms and common areas are intricately tiled, with plants, sweeping curtains, and a small plunge pool to cool off in the hot Marrakech weather.
👉Check availability and prices for Riad BE Marrakech here
Alternatively, these are other similarly amazing riads in Marrakech:
👉Riad Dar Anika
6. The Saadian Tombs
Another absolutely stunning spot in Marrakech is the Saadian Tombs – the intricate, colorful tombs framed by arches make for a great Instagram shot.
Read More: 16 Unique Things to Do in Marrakech, Morocco
Most Instagrammable Spots in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco
7. Ait Ben Haddou
Ait Ben Haddou is an excellent example of a ksar, a fortified city or village. You can find this fortified hilltop city in the Atlas Mountains, about 4 hours from Marrakech. Definitely walk through the city, but the best viewpoint of the ksar itself is from the top of the nearby hill. It’s a really surreal and epic view!
8. Monkey Fingers Hike in the Dades Gorge
The Dades Gorge sits between Ait Ben Haddou and Merzouga, where the Sahara Desert of Morocco starts. Its location makes it a really easy stop on your way out to the desert, and in the Dades Valley you can do the beautiful Monkey Fingers hike!
There are a lot of great Instagrammable spots of these cool rock formations, but the one above, with the shot down the canyon to the narrow path winding between the rocks, is one of my favorites!
9. The Switchbacks of the Dades Gorge
Fifteen minutes up the road from the Monkey Fingers hike brings you to the famous switchback section of the Dades gorge. The view from the top is really something!
The best viewpoint and photo spot is from the patio of a restaurant at the top of the hill. To find this spot, put in “Café-restaurant Timzzillite Chez Mohamed” or “Riad Bleu Afriqua” (the riad right next door) into your maps.
Top Photo Spots in the Sahara Desert, Morocco
Our nights in the Sahara Desert were what I was looking forward to the most out of our entire trip to Morocco, and y’all, it was absolutely magical. These are some of the best photos you can take during your time in the Sahara Desert of Morocco.
10. In Your Luxury Camp
I cannot even communicate how absolutely enchanting these glamping sites were. The interiors of the tents were comfortable, cozy, and inviting, and the main camp had carpets laid throughout it, with lanterns, plants, and little tables and chairs set up throughout.
I could’ve stayed here for a week.
Pro Tip: Most people stay just one night in the Sahara, but I would actually recommend staying for two nights! You spend so much time and energy getting out to the Sahara, to arrive at camp around 6pm, and leave camp at 9 or 10am the next morning. I promise you’re going to want more time!
With that full day, you can watch the sunrise and sunset one more time, explore the dunes and take pictures, go sandboarding, go ATVing or do a tour through the desert, oasis, and nearby villages, enjoy your luxurious tent, chat with the Berber men running the camp, and just hang out and enjoy the incredibly unique experience of glamping in the Sahara.
My Sahara Glamping Recommendation:
We had an excellent and very affordable experience with Desert Heart Luxury Camp. Really, everything was so fantastic – the meals, the setup, the kindness and hospitality of the men, the extra activities we could opt in to do, the beautiful tents and camp setup – it was absolutely perfect.
👉Book Desert Heart Luxury Camp here
11. With the Saharan Night Sky
The night sky in the Sahara is breathtaking – light pollution is very low, and lying on the dunes, knowing that you’re in the Sahara looking at the night sky, is pretty dang magical.
You can actually get some pretty good night sky shots with a camera phone too! As I mentioned in the intro, we are far from photography pros, but we did use a few tricks to get some pretty impressive night sky shots in the Sahara with just our cell phone:
- Set your phone up on a tripod. We traveled in Morocco with this bigger one and this little one – either one will work fine for star photos, but using a tripod is an absolute must as stability is key for getting clear shots.
- Adjust your phone settings on Pro mode (on a Samsung phone, but it’s just the mode where you can manually adjust the settings). We had good results with 15-30 second shutter and 800-3200 ISO.
- Turn your self-timer on, even 3 seconds will do! You just want to avoid any jostling of the phone from you hitting the button when the shutter is open.
- If you are in the photo, do not move a muscle!
- Voila! Pretty dang good photos, just from a phone camera!
12. With The Camels
This miiiiight be my favorite photo from all of Morocco – good job Matthew! 👌 Riding camels is a must when in the Sahara, and we asked our guide if we could take a few pictures with the camels right at the end of our ride.
To be honest, we felt a little awkward taking these pictures – the guy was standing right there, just kind of looking at us, but we ended up with some really amazing pictures and videos of with the camels that I am SO HAPPY we have. It’s always a good reminder to myself: don’t worry what other people think, just do your thang! (Of course, don’t be obnoxious or overly bothersome to other people, but definitely don’t worry about feeling awkward!)
We bought Matthew’s outfit and scarf in Marrakech – they sell outfits like this all over the city. While we were going to buy an outfit and scarf to bring home anyway, it would’ve been worth it just for this picture – doesn’t he look so legit?!
13. In the Sand Dunes
Of course, taking photos in the sand dunes is a must! We got this shot right as the sun was peaking up over the horizon – a breathtaking moment for sure.
Most Instagrammable Places in Fes, Morocco
14. At Your Riad
There are some really next level riads in Fes at incredibly low price points. Not going to lie, when we walked into our riad, I legitimately felt like we had walked into a palace. Pictured here is the second level, but the whole entire place was like a museum.
My Riad Recommendation for Fes:
Pictured above is Riad Sara, and honestly I can’t recommend this riad enough. It was absolutely stunning, from the common areas to the individual rooms, and was so close to everything in Fes. The staff was wonderful and helpful – I almost didn’t want to go out sightseeing and instead just stay in and enjoy the wonderful ambiance all day.
👉Check availability and prices for Riad Sara here
Alternatively, these are other similarly amazing riads in Fes:
👉Riad Tahra and Spa
👉Riad Fes Nass Zmane
15. Madrasa Al-Attarine
This school in Fes is a stunner, and definitely one of the most Instagrammable spots in Fes.
16. The Blue Gate
The Blue Gate is the entrance to the medina of Fes, and is one of the many gates in Fes! Come early if you want a picture without a ton of people in it – during the day, this spot is bustling.
17. The Chouara Tanneries of Fes
The tanneries of Fes, with their very distinctive vats of colors (and distinctive smell to go with it!) is one of the top places to visit in Fes. While I can’t deny that it makes for a very Instagrammable shot, I also felt kind of bad up on the terrace, looking down at the men working in pretty awful conditions.
It’s a great shot, but also comes with some mixed feelingls (but also, tourists up on the terraces lead to sales, which leads to job security… I guess? Like I said, a mixed bag of feelings on this one). Can’t deny it’s a really unique spot in Morocco, though.
Read More: 12 Amazing Things to Do in Fes, Morocco
Instagrammable Spots in Chefchaouen, Morocco
18. Literally Anywhere in the Medina
Let’s face it: the entire blue city of Chefchaouen is one giant Instagrammable spot. Literally the entire old town is painted varying shades of blue (we even saw a few painters out touching up the blue while we were there) and is so, so gorgeous. I literally squealed as we pulled up to the city and got my first glimpse of the blue buildings.
19. Flower Pot Alley
Okay, so Flower Pot Alley is definitely one of the most Instagrammable spots in the Chefchaouen medina. You can find this spot by walking down Avenue Hassan II in Chefchaouen.
Top Instagrammable Spot in Casablanca, Morocco
20. Outside the Hassan II Mosque
The main Instagrammable spot in Casablanca is the Hassan II Mosque – one of the biggest mosques in the world and the only mosque in Morocco that allows non-Muslims inside. Honestly, it’s worth even just a half-day in Casablanca to go on this tour!
There are a lot of spots for a great photo outside, but we really liked this shot with the minaret framed in by the arch!
21. Inside the Mosque
Pictures are allowed inside the mosque on the tour, which I’m very glad of because this place was just insanely beautiful. Hand carved stucco and cedarwood adorned the the columns, the arches, the ceilings – essentially every surface!
General Morocco Instagrammable Shots
22. In a Ceramics Shop
I fell 100% in love with the beautiful and intricately designed ceramics in Morocco, and these ceramics shops full of a colorful variety of bowls, plates, and platters are so aesthetically pleasing.
You can find these types of shops throughout Morocco, but I will say the ones in Marrakech had a lot more variety in colors and designs than the ones in Fes (who tended to have ceramics in mostly blue and white colors).
I would recommend asking for permission from the owner before taking pictures.
23. In a Lantern Shop
The shops full of shiny brass lanterns make for another great Instagrammable place in Marrakech. Again, I would recommend asking for permission from the owner before taking pictures.
24. With a Moroccan Tea Set
When you visit Morocco, you will be offered mint tea at just about every meal and when arriving at your hotel or riad. The whole thing is very traditional – you are always served from a beautiful metal teapot into these little tall, straight glass glasses. The tea is poured from the pot very high, creating a long arch of cascading tea into your cup.
25. On a Rooftop Restaurant
Morocco is full of restaurants with rooftop dining terraces – and some of them have a great view! This particular restaurant is Cafe Kif Kif in Marrakech, with an amazing view of the Koutoubia Minaret in the background!
26. In Front of a Door
The doors in Morocco are just stunning! Everywhere you look, you see intricately made doors, with the distinctive arch and often with mosaics or carvings on or around the door. We saw these beautiful doors all over Morocco, but the city of Fes really had next level doors!
27. With a Tagine
The most traditional, common, and distinctive food in Morocco is easily the tagine! This term refers both to the name of the dish and the actually food that is eaten, and is one of the most distinctive parts of Moroccan cuisine. You will eat a lot of tagine in Morocco, so definitely get a shot with this iconic food!
Favorite Outfits for a Great Instagram Shot in Morocco
Look, I’m not here to say you *have* to wear any of these options. Wear what makes you feel comfortable! And, as you can see, I wore some outfits a few times throughout our trip in Morocco, and I LOVE the results I got in our photos.
People in Morocco dress very traditionally – women and men wear long skirts (although you will see people in more Western clothing as well), and I actually felt very much “with the crowd” in these outfits. So my recommendation is to embrace the dress and skirt and let it flow!
For some of these shots, I’ve loved the drama that a flowy skirt brings. This is my favorite PINK SKIRT and this is my favorite RED SKIRT.
If you do go with those skirts, I think a tight fitting shirt matches best with the flowy skirt. I really like the BODYSUITS from Abercrombie – they are nice and thick (and not see through at all), fantastic quality, and are really comfortable to wear.
This awesome RED DRESS is another great option for a fun Instagrammable picture – what can I say, I love the way the red pops!
I also wore this FLORAL MAXI DRESS in Morocco – breezy and easy to wear in the hot Moroccan weather, and works really great for photos, too.
These are my favorite pair of COMFY TRAVEL SANDALS – they are unobtrusive in photos, but are very comfortable and cushy, have great arch support, and felt amazing right out of the box. I wear these all the time in warm weather destinations.
Final Thoughts on Most Instagrammable Places in Morocco
As you can see, there is no shortage of great Instagrammable places all throughout Morocco. I hope these pictures and descriptions give you some good ideas for your trip!