About The Orientalist Museum of Marrakech

The Orientalist Museum officially opened in February 2018. It offers a closer look at the historical works of foreign artists, who have traveled across Morocco. The museum is set within a restored 17th-century palace and is a good example of the historical architecture of Morocco. The reception hall is painted using vegetable dyes and is well preserved. Orientalist paintings depict “the Middle East”, or the Arab world. The unique paintings on display give a fascinating insight into a historical Western perspective and the painting techniques used are quite inspirational for art enthusiasts. The terrace has a cozy cafe with fantastic views of the rooftops and the Atlas Mountains. The neighboring 17th-century mosque can be easily seen from the viewing platform of the two-tiered terrace.

Must See

The Orientalist Museum is brand new to the Marrakech art scene. The artwork displayed offers a closer look at the historical works of non-native artists. Don't forget to admire the architecture of the museum itself which is a beautifully restored 17th-century palace. Browse through the private collections of paintings that shed some light on the history of Morocco. Also, check out the paintings that include vibrant works from Delacroix to Majorelle.

How to reach

The museum is centrally located. To reach it, take Rue Ouadi Naffis and Rue Oum Errabia to Avenue Khalid Ibn El Oualid. Turn right onto Avenue Ahmed Ouaqala and take Rue el Adala to Rue Dar el Glaoui. Follow Rue Dar el Glaoui to Route Sidi Abdelaziz and you will arrive at your destination.

Tips

  • It is a very new museum
  • It is the only Orientalist museum in Africa
  • It boasts a rich collection of art including a Dalí painting, a Delacroix, and Jaques Majorelle
  • The building itself is an architectural marvel

Visit Time

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Waiting Time

You may have to wait to buy tickets

 

Entrance Fee

Yes

Admission rates are100 Dhs for adults and 80 Dhs for students.

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours

 

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