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Menara Gardens and Pavilion

Avenue de la Menara, Marrakech, Morocco
(+212) 524426887
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Ranked #81 of 88 Attractions in Marrakech
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Type: Gardens, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Bath
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Went here along with 3 friends, what a waste of time. There is nothing to see except a concrete pond full of fish, masses of uncared for olive trees & quite a bit of mud. Don't waste time here go to the jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, a memorial to Yves saint Laurent. Its well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We walked quite fair in the heat to go here and its just fields of olive trees and a cement lake where the most exciting thing is feeding fish.

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Heckmondwike
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Yeah... Long walk.. The palace grounds look like wasteland.. The garden agdal is just olive trees and brown soil.. Pretty uninspiring!! We gave up the ghost and headed back.. Ps now you have read this review you give me 20 morrocan dinhar?? Yes?? Yes??

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It's a nice stroll in a tranquil locations but there are plenty of nice strolls elsewhere as well. Camel rides are available & were enjoyed by my daughter. Otherwise this was as exciting as one imagines a grove of olive trees to be.

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New Jersey
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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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