The Majorelle Garden is one of the most magical places in a city with no shortage of enchantment. Its founder, French painter Jacques Majorelle, fell in love with Marrakech in the early 20th century and after developing this charming oasis, opened it to the public in 1947. Apart from the huge range of exotic plants, including rare succulents and towering palms, the most distinctive feature is the intense, almost psychedelic shade of blue used in the garden’s walls and buildings.
The garden fell into disrepair and in 1980 was purchased and restored by the late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé. It now also houses the Islamic Art Museum, containing exhibits which belonged to both Saint Laurent and Majorelle himself.
The Majorelle Garden is in the Nouvelle Ville (New Town) and can be reached in under 10 minutes by taxi from Djemaa el Fna.
Tours & Tickets
Take time out from the bustling Marrakech streets and journey through the prestigious Majorelle Garden Explore the intriguing history of Majorelle Garden, ... Read more
Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 8 days (approx.)