Marrakech / Morocco / Travels

Majorelle Garden, Marrakech #Marrabouts

 

Hey Marrakech!

I’d been wanting to visit this beautiful city since forever, so you can imagine my excitement when I finally got to go. Our first stop after landing was to the beautiful Majorelle Garden. I’d seen many images of the bright blue building and the cacti on Instagram, it almost felt like I’d already been there.

The creator of Majorelle Garden was painter Jacques Majorelle. He had a huge passion for cacti hence the garden has over 30 varieties and it’s been expanded in honour of his passion. The garden is very extensive with exotic plants and trees. It’s a beautiful oasis in the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. There’s also a museum, café, bookshop and boutique in the premises.

Since there were so many Instagram-friendly and aesthetically pleasing buildings everywhere we couldn’t help but take a couple 100 shots. My favourite part of the garden was the museum which housed traditional Berber jewellery, weaponry, books and all sorts of traditional items. The jewellery in particular were absolutely stunning- sadly we weren’t allowed to take pictures. The items bore a huge resemblance to jewellery in Nepal, which is probably why I was so intrigued by them.

The cost of visiting the garden and the museum was 70 & 30 Dirhams respectively p/person. The museum closes at 5.30pm so make sure to get there on time. Since we lived in the Old City, we were only a 15min taxi ride away. I would recommend going around 3/4pm when it’s less busy and the sun isn’t as fiery.

Also you can see all our Marrakech pics using #Marrabouts on Instagram 😉

Till my next stop x

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