18 December 2015

Meandering in Morocco: Musée de Marrakech

After visiting the Ali Ben Youssef Medersa, we went around the corner to visit another Marrakech sight: the Musée de Marrakech. This museum is located south of the medersa, in the Dar Menebhi Palace. The palace was restored in the late 1990s, and now displays a good collection of modern and traditional Moroccan art. On top of that, the building itself is also a good example of Andalusian architecture.



The courtyard is perhaps the most impressive part of the building. This area used to be open-air, but now the courtyard is covered. The original courtyard however is preserved, including the tiles and the designs.



There are plenty of things to see here, especially if you are interested in modern art. I did enjoy the exhibits, but I actually enjoyed the architecture the most, as that seems to be the pattern of my experience in Morocco. I spent an hour or so in here, wandering and wondering in the midst of the pillars, checking out the amazing design and architecture.

Pay it a visit if you can.

2 comments:

  1. So much open space! Not your usual stuffy museum.

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    1. Zhu,

      Yeah! It is all the more surprising because the outside is the medina, which is this collection of narrow streets, which doesn't give you the sense that there is such a space inside the courtyards and the buildings.

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