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  • Writer's pictureAleksandra Andonovska

Street Art Within Morocco

Updated: Jun 21, 2023

Without any doubt, Morocco is an ultimate destination for art lovers. Morocco is filled with architectural gems, varying from gorgeous mosques, ornate palaces to exquisite fountains, fortresses and numerous other structures with striking designs.

Aside from the abundant Moorish Architecture, a relatively new and not usually associated with Morocco, is the country’s amazing street art scene. Street art in Morocco was not so prominent until recent times, yet today colorful and eclectic artworks are breathing life into walls and buildings around the country.

Scenes of local people and local life, striking portraits of Arabs and Berbers can be seen on the walls and buildings in large Moroccan cities including Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat and even Chefchaouen. This blend of traditional and modern helps to showcase local culture in a fresh, contemporary way.

Photo by mhobl CC By 2.0

In 2015, the country's capital city of Rabat hosts an annual street art festival, named Jidar, where international and local street artists can showcase their work on numerous buildings around the city. The goal of the festival is to encourage local talented street artists around Morocco to enrichening empty spaces and drab neighborhoods with uplifting imagery and nurturing the street art scene.

Photo by Pedro Lozano CC by 2.0

In 2011, an independent 'Art Agency' – the first of its kind in Morocco – named Placebo Studio opened its doors in Casablanca, to challenge the local street art scene by involving urban artists in commercially focused projects.

Photo by Miguel Discart CC By 2.0

The Moroccan street art scene is a refreshing wave of contemporary and modern culture in a country that already has an abundance of rich tradition and opulent architecture. Be sure to witness the art in person with a private tour of the street art on an excursion with Native Morocco - visit our website today to book a free consultation!


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