The Majorelle Gardens are botanical gardens in Marrakech that were designed by Jacques Majorelle in 1924. The gardens are very famous in Marrakech, they are very special for its colors, cobalt blue and yellow all surrounded by all kinds of plants.I was amazed by the colours and plants that are in there, very nice atmosphere.
The Majorelle Gardens are located in the new part of town, so it is a good opportunity when you go out from the Medina to go around Gueliz, which is the name of the neighbourhood of the new town.
Yves Saint Laurent bought the property in 1980 and after his death he gave the property to the city of Marrakech. It is an art deco house, do not expect to see the typical gardens, they are colorful and beautiful.
In the same building is located The Art Islamic Museum that includes the collection of decorative arts from Saint Lauren and also Majorelle lithography's where appears the south of Morocco.
It is a perfect place to visit in a sunny day so all the bright colours of the building shine and you can enjoy the landscape.
I hope you like it as much as I did. And not only that but after we visited the gardens we enjoyed some freshly squeezed juices in a juice place right in front, so take the time to relax a bit and enjoy fresh fruit!
We arrived at the Majorelle Gardens walking from the tourist bus stop, it is a long walk and we got a bit confused as there are no signs that you are going into the right direction. We asked in a pharmacy and they told us it was all straight away.
You can also get there by taxi so it might be easy depending on where you are in town. The tourist bus it is a good option as takes you from the Medina to all other tourist attractions outside.
1st October to 30th April:8h to 17:30h
1st May to 30th September: 8h to 18h
Ramadan month: 9h to 17h
Entrance fee is 50 dirhams