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“Stunning sunset, but everything else was a nightmare” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Menara Gardens and Pavilion

Menara Gardens and Pavilion
Avenue de la Menara, Marrakech, Morocco
(+212) 524426887
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“Stunning sunset, but everything else was a nightmare”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

There's no shade here in the heat of the day, and the gardens have none of the beauty of the Jardin Majorelle (or indeed many of the other city gardens, such as those next to Place 16th Novembre). The lake had a number of dead fish floating upside down, and the toilets were closed, but the pavilion was well worth a trip, just for the gorgeous views of sunset. Pop along at dusk, but not before.

Visited October 2013
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“nice photo stop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

the garden pavilion with atlas mountain is beautiful. the "lake" is very dirty and contains dead fish. to enter the pavilion you have to pay a small fee.

Visited September 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Insignificant when compared to Jardin Majorelle”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

This is a public garden (Menara) which has a large lake with an impressive number of hungry carp in, and a vast olive grove. The lake is muddy, filled with water from the mountains apparently... The olive grove is a rutted mud track... If you don't have time to come here you haven't missed too much! See Jardin Majorelle instead

Visited September 2013
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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“Simply awful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Don't bother! It's an overgrown olive orchard with a muddy water storage pool in the middle. The pavilion is ugly and faces the remnants of the staging for a now disused son et lumiere show. Why anyone would want to take tourists here I will never know!

Visited August 2013
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“Don not even think of going .”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

It is bad , bad , bad. I can not believe that I did it. We took a taxi to this so called Manarat to find out that it is a place where locals go for picnics under the trees.. Wa wi ...

Visited August 2013
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