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Menara Gardens and Pavilion

Avenue de la Menara, Marrakech, Morocco
(+212) 524426887
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Ranked #82 of 91 attractions in Marrakech
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Type: Gardens, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My wife and I visited the Menara Gardens after spending much of the afternoon visiting a beautiful botanical gardens in the Ourika Valley. The Menara Gardens seem to be a popular place for families and friends to gather near the end of the day and socialize. The Menara Gardens date back to the 12th century. The reservoir now irrigates the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I walked to this place from the medina, and I'm still not sure it was worth the effort. Not really much to see - certainly no lush gardens, as advertised in tourist brochures. There's a small pavilion and a pond that it overlooks, which I suppose are worth a boo, but nothing much else, other than some adjacent moribund olive... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Menara gardens is a communal park for local families it's not really aimed at the tourist market and doesn't pretend to be, most people come here for the photo in the guide books of the pavilion with the Atlas Mountains behind, sadly it looks better in the books . Though you can swim in the water no one ever does... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I walked to the Menara Gradens which took over an hour but was acutely disappointed. It's just a basin you can walk around, like an old abandoned pool. It's not interesting at all although it's surrounded by a verdant, green garden. It's on the outskirts of Marrakech so is out of the way but in terms of history, interest or... More

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Marrakech, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

it's yhe one of the nice seat in Marrakech ; full of peoples it contain a large green squares with a small building includes an oriental decoration who surprise me really an a large pool containing fishes we gives ate ; a nice place i advise you to go there .

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Hamble, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Free admission via main gates. Walk up 15 minutes wide avenue to the Large water reservoir that once supplied water to the medina but now only to the large olive groves outside. The water is filthy and there is litter and weeds everywhere. The huge pond contains massive monstrous green Carp who go crazy when you feed them. You can... More

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perth western australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is definitely not worth taking the visit out to, we caught a taxi there -50 dirham, and then walked back to the old medina. Given what we had read about the gardens we were expecting beautiful gardens where families picnicked - instead it was just a massive olive grove on the back of the airport. You could vaguely see... More

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Arundel, UK
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We made the mistake of visiting this gardens. It was a waste of a morning in lovely Marrakech. I can only compare if to a disused, derelict swimming pool, full of brown water, dead fish and a shopping trolley. The gardens are just unattractive, muddy olive groves with not a flower in sight.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There is nothing to see here. After a long walk, you get to a dirty lake with a pavillion. A few stalls selling all the usual souvenirs. Don't bother

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The view from Menara Gardens is highly variable. It can be a beautiful place if the weather is good (particularly at sunrise / sunset) and when the water is clean. However, at times this place can get very hot, very crowded and the water can sometimes be in need of a good clean! At the end of a long road... More

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