Orientalist Museum

Kâat Ben Nahid & Bab Debbagh

Opened in 2019 as a sister museum to MACMA in Gueliz, this small private gallery beautifully displays the big guns of Orientalist painting inside a 17th-century riad. The impressive collection of 19th- and 20th-century European artists who fell for Morocco's landscapes and peoples include Henri Le Riche, Edy Legrand and, of course, Jacques Majorelle – he of garden fame. There's even a Salvador Dalí in here. Complete your tour with a coffee in the tranquil rooftop cafe.

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