Marrakech usually conjures images of a desert landscape with raw beauty. True, but there is another side to Marrakech. In spite of its geographical location, Marrakech is home to some of the most captivating gardens and parks you will ever visit anywhere else. Full of beautiful and fragrant flowers, these gardens will gladden your heart for sure. Come, check out our top 3 picks:
The Majorelle Garden
The Majorelle Garden is the result of forty years of arduous labour of the French artist and painter, Jacques Majorelle. Ever since the time the garden came into being in 1924, it has fascinated generations of locals and tourists alike. Jacques Majorelle had a love for Botanical sciences and decided to create this garden around his villa. In fact, the Villa, in stunning blue, still stands here. The garden is said to be a fusion of art deco attributes and Moorish features. Its green landscape strikes a beautiful contrast to the red buildings of the city.
Cyber Park (Also called Cyber Parc)
Cyber Park, located within walking distance of the bustling and vibrant Jemaa El Fnaa, is known to be one of the most well maintained parks in the city. It was formerly known as Arsat Moulay Abdessalam as it was built by Prince Moulay Abdessalam in the Eighteenth Century. Several beautiful zellige fountains dot the park and a thick cluster of trees lend the place a rustic wooded appeal.
The Koutoubia gardens are located near the Koutoubia Mosque complex. Small pathways and pavements, amidst flowering shrubs and trees, create a very beautiful and romantic ambience. Perhaps, that’s why so many lovebirds flock to the Koutoubia Gardens. It would be a good idea to grab a book from the nearby library and spend some peaceful time at the gardens.