Last updated on June 4th, 2020; Published on May 21st, 2018
On our third day in Morocco, Mark and I visited Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech. We had initially tried to visit on day two of our trip but the line to get in was incredibly long. We opted to return early the next day and luckily, we met a very short queue and were inside the beautiful garden complex in no time.
Jardin Majorelle was created by French artist, Jacques Majorelle, who devoted almost forty years of his life to its development. The garden also features a Cubist villa designed by French architect, Paul Sinoir in the 1930s – which is one of the first thing you notice as soon as you enter the complex, along with the predominately electrifying shade of blue (Majorelle blue) used to paint the building and surrounding areas.
Today, the villa houses the Berber Museum which I really loved. The exhibition area was quite small but it was surrounded by mirrors, giving it the illusion of a bigger space and starry skies. PS: We weren’t allowed to take pictures within the museum, so I have none. But I doubt I’d have been able to capture its brilliance anyway.
Entrance into the garden is about 70 Dhs (about N2,700 at the time of this writing).
Overall, I found Jardin Majorelle to be very delightful. Smaller than I expected but beautiful nonetheless.
What do you think about this garden? Have you visited before or are gardens even your thing?