Cats of Marrakech: A Photo Essay

Marrakech, Morocco  a.k.a. City of Cats

Cats in a Crowd, Marrakech Medina, Morocco

Strolling through the vibrant, winding streets of Marrakech, one can’t help but notice that cats are everywhere.

In the gardens…

Gardener Cat, Marrakech Medina, Morocco

…and in the streets.

Street Cat, Marrakech, Morocco

Note: In all of Marrakech, I didn’t come across a single mouse or rat. Coincidence? I think not.

Working Cats

The Garbage Cat

Garbage Cat, Marrakech Medina, Morocco

The Parking Attendant

Cat Guarding Bikes, Marrakech Medina, Morocco

The Seat Warmer

Biker Cat, Marrakech Medina, Morocco

Country Kitties

On the outskirts of Marrakech, a cat at the Berber market keeps an eye on a dome-shaped rock oven, where a whole lamb is roasting inside.

Cat Roasting a Lamb in Morocco

Explorer Cat of the High Atlas.

Explorer Cat, High Atlas, Morocco

A Berber cat, watching over his mountain village.

Berber Cat, High Atlas, Morocco

Cats of the Medina

Back in Marrakech, we take a trip to the souks where cats are hawking and haggling handmade goods for the best price.

Kitten Hawking Tajines, Marrakech Medina, Morocco

“Want to buy a tajine? Buy my tajine!”

Kitten in Marrakech, Morocco

After a long day selling hand-woven baskets in the souk, these guys needed a cat nap.

Cat Pile, Marrakech Medina, Morocco

Huge Pile of Cats, Marrakech Medina, Morocco

All photos taken by Elyse Pasquale in Marrakech and the High Atlas mountains, Morocco.

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