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“A little hidden away”

Musee de la Palmeraie
Ranked #52 of 160 things to do in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A little hidden away”
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
Thank WLindeth
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Preston, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Art and gardens”
Reviewed May 9, 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
2 Thank anne_kingston
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Portland, Maine, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Thank Zouhair B
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Tranquil oasis”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Right out in the sticks by what I think was a national forest for palm trees. It's a small modern art exhibit with other pieces set in a garden. The art wasn't that special, but the garden was fabulous. It is only small, but we were the only ones there and we said we imagined it was like Eden would have been like! There are tortoises everywhere and the pond is teeming with noisy frogs. It cost 40DH each to get in and we would have loved to have brought a book and stayed all morning. The only downside is that it is so far off the beaten track that you either need a car or negotiate with your taxi driver to wait for you. Ours was happy to and we spent well over an hour wandering around and sitting in the sunshine. On the way back we went through the Palm forest where there are small groups of camels which you can ride or have your photo taken with. We had a couple of pictures with a baby camel and gave the owner 5DH which I have no idea if it was an appropriate amount. So if you don't fancy seeing camels, don't take up the offer of the detour around the palms!

Visited March 2013
1 Thank Sarah K
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely couple of hours”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Quiet little gallery - we were the only people there, and had the place to ourselves. The employee we spoke to was obviously very proud of the place, and no wonder. Several wee nooks and crannies where you could sit with a book quite happily for an hour or two in the garden, and large selection of modern art with Moroccan /Islamic influences. At the time we were there, the 6 tortoises were getting themselves set for hibernation, but the bullfrogs were gearing up for the mating season in the pond they share with the terrapins. Well worth the 40 Drms entry fee.

Visited March 2013
2 Thank Lee P
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