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Marrakech



Marrakech
Introduction

1. Jemaa al-Fna

2. Artists

3. Juice and barbecue

4. The great suuqs

5. Crafts

6. Shopping

7. Mosque of Koutoubia

8. Ben Youssef

9. El-Bahia palace

10. Almoravid koubba

11. Saadian Tombs

12. El-Badi Palace

13. Dar Si Said

14. Menara gardens

15. Majorelle gardens

16. Agdal garden

17. Mellah and Mi‚ara

18. City ramparts

19. Palm gardens

20. Modern streets

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MARRAKECH
Majorelle gardens

Majorelle garden, Marrakech, Morocco


Majorelle garden, Marrakech, Morocco


These gardens were laid out in the period when colonialism was still a good word in Europe. In the 1920s the French artist Jacques Majorelle had it made, complete with pools, banana trees, coconut palms, bougainvilleas, and houses in a fantastic dark blue colour.
The gardens have later been taken well care of the French couturier Yves Saint-Laurent, who have added a private museum of North African artefacts.
Entrance is 15dh, open every day 8.00-12.00 and 13.00-19.00 in summer (April-September) and until 17.30 in fall (September-November) and until 17.00 in winter (December-March).


Majorelle garden, Marrakech, Morocco
Majorelle garden, Marrakech, Morocco




By Tore Kjeilen