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“Seriously? This is a tourist attraction?” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Menara Gardens and Pavilion

Menara Gardens and Pavilion
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Private Full-Day Tour of Marrakech
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Seriously? This is a tourist attraction?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Don't waste your time on going out of your way to this sad excuse of a tourist attraction. Any photos I had seen of this place prior to visiting had made it appear to be beautiful gardens that needed to be seen. Sadly the reality is a filthy stretch of water surrounded by crumbling concrete. It appears that this place has just been allowed to slip into ruin. Trust me your hotel pool will be much more impressive than this.

Visited July 2013
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Its an olive grove”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Its a massive olive grove, but its ok, and it turns out you need to write 50 characters. As part of a package its fine, but dont do there just to se it.

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Abandoned, creepy and strange”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

When you google, "running in Marrakech" one site pops up (after some sifting of course). This site recommends that a good place to run, and find other exercisers is in Menara gardens. "It has a beautiful path, trees and water..."

We tried to get there early to beat the heat, fully expecting "gardens." When we got there we were greeted by concrete, much like the rest of Marrakech. What a weird place! We walked through the entrance to see the "lake" that was a big concrete rectangle, surrounded by abandoned stadium seating- what in the world is the purpose of those? The sun is hot, and there is no shade to be had. We wandered around the abandoned buildings trying to figure out the appeal and purpose of this place We walked through the trees, there are many paths, and were were virtually the only people wondering through this part of the gardens. The whole thing felt weird. As we made our way around the gardens, we questioned over and over what this place was for.

We occasionally saw others walking, but weren't sure if they were just passing through or if this was an enjoyable experience for them.

We walked around the whole gardens and then made our way back to the Medina, overall unimpressed with this place. I am not sure this is worth the visit, unless you want to be hot, confused and unimpressed.

Visited July 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Not what you think”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is always a stunning picture in the travel books and holiday brochures but the reality is its a dump. Every goes there and then asks why ???

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“worst place in all of marrakech”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This is a pile of garbage it is basically a dirty swimming pool. How it is a must see in marrakech is beyond me. I would not waste your time at this place. The train station is better than this place

Visited May 2013
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