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Menara Gardens and Pavilion

Avenue de la Menara, Marrakech, Morocco
(+212) 524426887
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Ranked #81 of 89 Attractions in Marrakech
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Type: Gardens, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Tralee, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Very interesting history. Able to view long distances from there. To me it did not look much bet would not have missed it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I got very disappointed when I arrive to Menara gardens. The artificial pool, the great lake that marks this "garden" - in fact, a great olive plantation - war terribly dirty! the water was brown and smelled very bad. The places seems to be abandoned, with old furniture, used in performances, spread away. It was really a deception

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This is probably one of the nicest sights in Marrakech. The walk around the bassin of the Menara Pavilion is wonderful and when you get mid-way, the picture perfect postcard view of the Menara pavilion will be etched in your memory forever. If you are there on a clear day, you will see the Atlas mountain chain behind the Pavilion... More

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Bath
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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