Marrakesh Travel Guide

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Agdal Garden

  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 03/20/2009

Fodor's Review

Stretching a full 3 km (2 miles) south of the Royal Palace, the Jardin de l'Aguedal comprises vast orchards, a large lagoon, and other small pools, all fed by an impressive, ancient system of underground irrigation channels from the Ourika Valley in the High Atlas. Until the French protectorate's advent, it was the sultans' retreat of choice for lavish picnics and boating parties. Sadly the Agdal Gardens have suffered from neglect in recent years and now have little charm for visitors. The largest basin, the 12th-century "Tank of Health," and the small pavilion next to it are still accessible on Friday and Sunday, but the vast orchards and olive groves, where Moroccans once strolled, are now closed to the public.

Sight Information

Address:

Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco

Sight Details:

  • Closed Mon.–Thurs. and Sat.

Published 03/20/2009

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