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Jardin Majorelle & Musee d'Art Islamique
Jardin Majorelle & Musee d'Art Islamique

Jardin Majorelle & Musee d'Art Islamique

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This enchanting corner of Marrakech, is a shady oasis where the varied colors of exotic plants and the deep blue hues of fountains and muted pinks of the walls swirl together in an artistic display ... Read more
unlike any of painter Jacques Majorelle other creations. In addition to the tranquil gardens, you’ll find the Museum of Islamic Art on these grounds. In addition to pieces by Majorelle, the small museum features stunning pieces of Berber and Tuareg textiles, jewelry, and pottery.

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Porto

The former house and garden of a painter were bought by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, are now open to visit! Fabulous garden and great colourful house, which mirrors Marrakech colorful city! The main house is the Berber museum , there’s also a caffe, the love gallery and a shop. A must see in the city!

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Guanaja

A trip to the Jardin Majorelle is a must when you visit Marrakesh. The bold use of cobalt blue, orange, red, green and acid yellow are a perfect backdrop for the bamboo and cacti that make up the gardens. In the 1980s Yves Saint Laurent owned the gardens and then gifted them back to the city. It is worth getting there early in the day as it does get crowded.

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Brighton and Hove

Created by Jacques Majorelle, the French artist, the stunning indigo house and enchanting gardens were owned in later years by fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent until his death in 2008. The garden has plants from all five continents and an impressive variety of cactus. With vibrantly-painted gigantic pots, fish ponds, sculptures, artwork and pathways to explore, it's a lovely oasis in the midst of the Marrakesh madness. There is a museum of Islamic art attached and a pleasant café. It's one of the most famous gardens in the world and as far as I'm concerned, one of the highlights of a trip to Marrakech.

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A jewel of greenery and color, the Majorelle Garden is a small haven of peace located in the heart of the city of Marrakech. This garden was created in 1931 by the French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886 - 1962) around his art deco workshop of an astonishing modernity, built by the architect Paul Sinoir.
Throughout his travels, the artist Jaques Majorelle has become a gardener to report from around the world, or to exchange with distant correspondents as passionate about botany as he hundreds of rare varieties of trees and plants .
This Garden is a living work of art that exhibits today plants from five continents. Bamboos, palm trees, cacti, flower pots and aquatic plants are married with great finesse and can only impress the visitors.
In 1937, the artist created an intense and clear ultramarine blue: the Majorelle blue, which he dyed his garden that he opened to the public in 1947. What was Jacques Majorelle's studio today houses the Berber Museum which was inaugurated in 2011 under the patronage of His Majesty King Mohamed VI. It presents a panorama of the extraordinary creativity of this people, the oldest in North Africa.
From the Rif to the Sahara, more than 600 objects collected by Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent attest to the richness and diversity of a culture that is still alive.

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The must see in Marrakech. If you only have one day visit the souks and then come here. The plants are really relaxing and the colours mix are beautiful.

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Mexico City

The best looking tourist trap in town. For real, it's fantastic yet it's a tiny garden which you pay to see because EVERY GUIDE tells you must go. Fresh and shaded tourist trap. The Berber museum has magnificent jewelry pieces.

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New YORK!

I think the photos I saw of this place made me think it was a lot larger than it is, so I had a bit of a "that's it?" feeling. Also, the museum was shut when I visited. But it is a beautiful layout, and the plants and colors are so perfectly arranged. And the cafe is very tasty.

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Sydney

Jardin Majorelle is a small but extremely well kept garden outside the medina walls. Great place to escape the madness and breathe in a little nature. The brightly colored buildings and perfectly placed greens provide a serene experience. There is a cafe on the grounds and a museum for a separate entrance price.

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Amsterdam

The garden is not that big. However, it's a nice break from the crowded streets of the medina. Great to stroll around for a couple of hours in the morning or afternoon.

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New York City

The Jardin Majorelle is an oasis in the middle of Marrakesh with flowers, trees, and artwork that reflects both Arab and French colonial influences. It's a tourist hotspot where you might find friends and acquaintances from your travels elsewhere. The Musee d'Art Islamique costs extra and the tea is overpriced.

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The Hague

If you like plants and gardens, don't miss this one as it contains an impressive collection of plants. Walking in the shadows of the trees makes a good change from all the other walking you'll do in the city.

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Pasadena

One of the must-sees when you're in Marrakech. This garden is a real oasis, especially considering the area of town it's in (not the prettiest!). Even on the hottest day, it seems to stay cool inside, with many little pathways and quiet places to sit, and the cafe there is wonderful.

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Jakarta

Yes, it was once owned by Yves St Laurent and he designed this garden with plants sourced from all over the world; I however prefer spent my time exploring the medina while in Marrakech!

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Long Beach

What a great little gem, just outside the city. You'll need to get a taxi if you're in the city center, but it's well worth the trip out. We had such a great time walking around and exploring the grounds. Many great photo opportunities. Even if you aren't a nature lover, you will still be impressed by what you see.

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Chicago

The Islamic Art Museum in the former art workshop of artist Jacques Majorelle houses the personal collections of Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent.

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Don't miss a visit to the Majorelle gardens, made famous by Yves St Laurent

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Halifax

Quite simply, this is a MUST SEE!

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Turin

Fantastic the colour (blue) and the vegetation (for experts)

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A colorful & stylish oasis in Marrakech. Worth a visit!

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Loughborough

can get great pictures there, relaxing from the city

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