A Street Art Lover’s Guide to Finding Street Art in Morocco
Morocco is a country with a rich history and culture, and this is reflected in its street art. From the vibrant city of Casablanca to the smaller towns along the coasts and in the Sahara, there is a wide variety of street art to be found in Morocco. In this guide, we will look at some of the best street art found in the country.
Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco and is home to several world-renowned street artists. One of the most famous is Hassan Hajjaj, who often uses Moroccan elements in his work. Another popular artist in Casablanca is MAKIMA, whose mural, Lady of colors is shown below.
Morocco’s rich and vibrant culture is reflected in its street art scene. In Rabat, the capital city, there are many murals to be found, each one telling its own story. The Jidar festival brings mural artists from all over the world come together to create some truly stunning pieces of art throughout the city.
An engaging way to get a feel for Marrakech is to explore its street art. You’ll find murals and graffiti everywhere, from the bustling medina to the residential areas outside the medina. Many of the mural artists in Marrakech are local, and their art often reflects the city’s fascinating history and culture. Hendrick (ECB) Bekrich’s art is heavily influenced by the city’s history and culture, and he often uses traditional Moroccan techniques and materials in his work. Hendrick’s murals can be found all over Marrakech, from the medina to residential areas outside the city. One of his most famous murals is just opposite the exit to the central train station. Whether you’re interested in architecture, politics, or just want to enjoy some beautiful art, a ChasingStreetArt tour of Marrakech is definitely worth the time.
Along the way: As you travel the back roads of Morocco check out the local villages. Often you will find street art and murals directly related to the local culture.
Rabat, Casablanca, and Marrakech are all home to some amazing street art. And if you happen to be traveling through smaller towns and villages, keep your eyes peeled for street art there too.
If you’re looking for an interesting way to explore these cities – or if you just want to see some cool artwork – be sure to schedule a tour with Chasing Street Art. Our knowledgeable guides will take you to the best murals in each city, and they’ll give you a deeper understanding of the artists and their motivations.