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MAJORELLE GARDENS

MAJORELLE GARDENS

MAJORELLE GARDENS


The Majorelle Gardens are located in the heart of the Moroccan city of Marrakech. It will not take too long time and effort to reach the Majorelle Park, where the breathtaking nature, the design inspired by the fragrant history of Morocco, and the scents of plants blended with a special sky breeze, has made Majorelle Gardens a historic landmark, full of Moroccan tourism.

The name of the gardens was associated with the nickname of its original owner, the French painter, Jacques Majorelle, son of the famous furniture designer Louis Majorelle. Majorelle Jr. acquired a plot of land in 1924 in Morocco, in the middle of the Queliz district of Marrakesh, where he decided to set up a distinguished garden. Majorelle managed to turn the park into a kiss for tourists, but once he died in a traffic accident, her condition deteriorated until French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent came to decide to buy it and restore it.


MAJORELLE GARDENS


Yves Saint Laurent saved the Majorelle gardens from the lobbies of the city of Marrakech, which had intended to demolish the park and build residential buildings in its place, but the fate saved the city's palm and its scattered bayonet, and the Majorelle garden was able to breathe a sigh of relief again. In 1980, Yves Saint Laurent commissioned Moroccan perfumer Abdel Razzaq Ben Chaabane to renovate and categorize its plants, which today amount to 350 species, brought from five continents, in addition to palm trees, which exceeded a hundred years old, bamboo and cactus. 


MAJORELLE GARDENS


The interior of the Majorelle Gardens has not only celebrated the plants, but has become a destination for the most famous international artists, as it has an Islamic museum of the most famous traditional pieces dating back thousands of years. In the Majorelle the visitor finds the comfort of his eye, the fragrant and the charm of the spirit of the place. In the garden, the ashes of Yves Saint Laurent were strewn after his death, as he had recommended in his last days. 

The variety of plants in the Majorelle has made them the kiss of researchers from all over the world, and the garden has a large library rich in the diversity of books and references displayed, in addition to a special corner for the sale of souvenirs to visitors. Majorelle Gardens receive more than a thousand visitors every day from all over the world, including those who come specifically to visit Majorelle, and some who put it as part of the program of his visit to the city of Marrakech, no stranger to the city can not visit it. The entrance to the Majorelle Gardens is a symbolic and affordable for everyone, and it does not exceed seven US dollars per visitor, and the management of the park have a discount on the price for families and tour groups. If you decide to enter the museum, you must pay an additional $ 2.

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