If you imagine Marrakech as a dry town, warm and unpleasant to walk in the summer months are very wrong / to. This city of North Africa appears in the eyes of the visitor as a large Emerald surrounded by clay red from the plane because its green areas are abundant. In any tourist guide self-respecting shall contain a reference to the wonderful gardens of Majorelle, Menara, Jdid, El Harti, Agdal, Koutoubia, Mamounia, and how not, to the Palmerai, but besides the more famous there are many parks in the equally nice and well-kept neighborhoods. For the / inhabitants of Marrakech is very important to be surrounded by / as plants and often, in the most humble homes of the city neighborhoods, leverages a plot unbuilt for planting a small garden that serves as a place to meet and relax. Sometimes these parks, created by popular initiative, are cared by the / themselves / neighbours or by someone who is paid by all / as. At dusk, after the prayer, the gardens are filled with life. Children they run, teenagers play their favorite sports – football and the stunts – and women rest sitting on the lawn, under the shade of the olive trees and palms while share lively talks between them. It must be taken into account that, by tradition, women are not welcome in the cafes so it is in the gardens where.
Also green spaces are very frequented by old men who play cards and checkers, or simply talk about their things. The neighborhood parks, which do not appear in the guides, which have no flowerpots painted Indigo or posters with the names of species of cacti, are the most vivid Gardens but not why should no longer visit classics such as la Palmeraie, a natural Palm forest on the outskirts of Marrakech, that despite having reduced its area a lot due to the constructions of villasrestaurants and luxury hotels, is still a paradise that should not be lost. The Majorelle Garden, in the heart of the city, is also especially nice with easy access by taxi walking from the Medina. This Park was designed by Jacques Majorelle and acquired many years later by Yves Saint Lorent who restored it and opened a Museum of craftsmanship and Moroccan signage within the same. The price of entry to the garden is 30 Dh (approx. 3) and 10 Dh.
(approx. 1) for the Museum. Must also visit the Menara gardens, its flag from the 12th century, used at the time for the storage of water, and the large pond which acts as a mirror of the Atlas on sunny mornings. So, if you want to relax and enjoy a quiet and placid holiday surrounded by fresh parks, cared for gardens and splendid parkland, Marrakech is without doubt the perfect destination. The ochre city not only offers culture and a fascinating tradition, monuments and countless tourist attractions, but also innumerable orchards in endless shades of green. In addition, hotels in Marrakech are of great quality and very economical, especially the typical Marrakech riads, charming and very affordable. Also you can stay in a wonderful villa in Marrakech, closer to the field, where the landscapes are spectacular and the inhabitants would welcome them with open arms.