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“Wonderful Cactus Garden” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Musee de la Palmeraie

Musee de la Palmeraie
Route de Fes | Dar Tounsi, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 610 408 096
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Ranked #46 of 140 things to do in Marrakech
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Wonderful Cactus Garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Take a cab and let it wait for you while visisting. The garden is more interesting than the museum of modern art. Specially the cactus garden is worth the trip. Visit Musee de la Palmerie the samde day that you visit La Majorelle.

Visited December 2013
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“Musée de la Palmeraie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

A real gem out of the beaten track: It s an oasis of art and nature only 10 or 15 minutes from the mayhem of central Marrakech but well worth the detour. We had the galleries and gardens to ourselves and went back twice in two weeks- everytime a dellightful visit. Choose one of the very special fragrances sold in the boutique-workshop to bring back a little bit of your trip with you. My favourite : Fès, Jardin d'Epices, a sensual, spicy and fresh mix.

Visited October 2013
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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“A little hidden away”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We found this little gem at the second attempt. The sign boards aren't helpful. But it was worth the visit. Whilst not the biggest collection of art, the examples are varied, and probably because we were not overwhelmed by the quantity we could more appreciate the quality. There was no guide, nobody to ask about the exhibits, and not a lot of info. Whilst that might sound negative, it was actually lovely not to be hurried, as is often the case in guided groups.
As a cacti grower it was great to see that a lot there were in flower, tho the rose garden looked neglected, as not of dead heads had been pruned.
There is also a pond, with turtles and frogs, sheltered by taller trees, and a channel of water with goldfish.
We visited during the morning, there were only two other couples there, but there was a class running for local children.
Drinks are available for purchase.

Visited May 2013
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“Art and gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Invited to an art exhibition at the Musee de la Palmeraie at sunset. Great space and good exhibition of sculpture and paintings set in lovely gardens. The cactus garden well worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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“Fine.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

It was ok but you can tell the lack of professionalism and confusion.Lack of basic knowledge.People were nice,treated like mules by management.

Visited May 2012
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