Doors of Morocco

Stock Photography By Heather Farish

Distinctive architecture is one of the features of Morocco with the door being an integral part of this. Doors come in all colours and all shapes and are mostly made out of wood or metal. They provide not only the entrance to, but also the first impression of the villas, palaces, mosques, courtyards and houses that they adorn.

Door inside the Glaoui kasbah in Telouet
Door inside the Glaoui kasbah
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Green and white door of a marabout tomb
Green and white door of a
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One doorway leads to another leads to a door
One doorway leads to another
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Green and white Moroccan door
Green and white Moroccan door
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Mosque door detail
Mosque door detail
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Handle and detail of a traditional metal door
Handle and detail of a
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Moroccan door
Moroccan door
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Brass door knocker
Brass door knocker
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Azemmour medina door
Azemmour medina door
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Moroccan blue door
Moroccan blue door
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Door at the Bahia Palace, Marrakesh
Door at the Bahia Palace,
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Traditional Moroccan window and door
Traditional Moroccan window and
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Blue alley and door
Blue alley and door
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1. Door inside the Glaoui kasbah in Telouet. In Morocco's High Atlas Mountains is the small village of Telouet. Overlooking it is the slowly decaying ruins of the once grand, Glaoui kasbah. Sometimes the Glaoui brothers who built it are referred to as the Lords of the Atlas.

2. Green and white door of a marabout tomb. In northern Morocco where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea, Tangier is a melting pot of cultures due to the historic presence of many civilisations and its proximity today to Spain. Here is the door to a marabout's tomb in Tangier.

3. One doorway leads to another leads to a door. These doorways are at the entrance to the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail in Meknes, Morocco.

4. Green and white Moroccan door. Asilah is a small coastal town on the Atlantic coast of Morocco just south of Tangier. It has a pretty blue and white medina and is renowned for excellent fish restaurants for which the Spanish will visit on a day trip. Its history dates from 1500 BC, while today it hosts and annual arts festival.

5. Mosque door detail. Door detail of the Mouassine mosque in Marrakesh, Morocco.

6. Handle and detail of a traditional metal door. Located on the highest point in Morocco's capital, Rabat,Hassan Tower is all that remains of a mosque being built in late 1100s with the Mausoleum Mohammed V being begun in 1961. The latter provides an opportunity to see exquisite craftsmanship in stucco, zellij and painted cedar wood.This shows details of a mausoleum door.

7. Moroccan door. The small town of Moulay Idriss is named after Morocco's most revered saint and the great grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, hence it is a very important pilgrimage site. Although the town has been open to non-Muslims for the past 70 years, they have only been able to stay overnight for about the last 5 years. This door at the entrance to the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss.

8. Brass door knocker. In northern Morocco where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea, Tangier is a melting pot of cultures due to the historic presence of many civilisations and its proximity today to Spain. This door knocker was seen in the Tangier kasbah.

9. Azemmour medina door. Azemmour is a small coastal town, built by the Portuguese in 1513, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Its small, traditional medina fronts onto Oum er-Rbia river. This is one of many doors along these alleys.

10. Moroccan blue door. Doors are a feature of Moroccan buildings including houses. This one is in Chefchaouen, a small blue village in the Rif Mountains.

11. Door at the Bahia Palace, Marrakesh. Built in the late 1800s, the Bahia Palace in Marrakesh is a vast complex with many examples of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship. This is a hand painted door.

12. Traditional Moroccan window and door. A traditional Moroccan window and door in the courtyard of Maison Tiskiwin museum in Marrakesh. This museum belongs to Bert Flint and displays his collection of Berber artefacts, both Moroccan and sub-Saharan. This includes jewelery, pottery, fabrics and camel saddles.

13. Blue alley and door. This dead-end alley is in the small, blue town of Chefchaouen in northern Morocco. The presence of the door at the end of the alley indicates that it is a dead end. Chefchaouen is located on a hillside of the Rif Mountains.

 

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