Marrakesh is a charming city, and it has some of the best parks in all of Africa. The city is surrounded by the High Atlas mountains, which give it an incredible natural setting. So many different parks are scattered throughout the city, making it easy to find a good one. If you love exploring nature and want to go on a hike, then you’ll love exploring the parks in Marrakesh.
Here are the 5 best green places in Marrakesh to give them a chance on your next tour:
A very fascinating place that you will fall in love with its sparkling colors. Jardin Majorelle is the most famous garden in Marrakesh, and it has a wonderful contrast between its Moorish influences with pastel tones of flora. The beautiful 12-acre botanical garden contains exotic plants, serene streams with floating lilies and lotus flowers, a large cactus collection, and a museum of Amazigh culture.
The Menara Gardens were established by the Almohads. These unique gardens are truly spectacular, with a large water basin at the center which irrigates surrounding orchards and groves using an elaborate network of aqueducts. Enjoy visiting this wonderful place on a sunny day and see the magnificent Atlas mountains standing in the background.
If you are looking for fresh air and some relaxation, just get away from your daily life and head over to Cyber Park. This 20-acre royal garden is dated back as early as the 18th century. It also offers free wi-fi hotspots for guests looking for access. There are benches where you can sit next to gurgling water fountains, too! The southern entrance of this park has a small museum about telecommunications in Morocco that's run by Maroc Telecom which visitors may enjoy exploring if they're interested in Moroccan history.
The lush and green Palmeraie is the place to visit if you want a break from the busy city life. It's filled with hotels and holiday homes. If you're looking for some greenery, without many people around, quad bikes are available in this area. There are also rides on bicycles or horses that'll give you an up-close look at nature in Marrakesh. Make sure to pick up a sunny day to avoid any fog in sight.
The Agdal Garden was built in the 12th century by the founder of the Almohad caliphate. Now it is protected by UNESCO. This garden includes a huge expanse stretching across the southern edges of walled medina and orange, date, lemon, figs walnut, and pomegranates trees flourishing among groves.