7km from our restaurant in Marrakech Le Foundouk, discover the Menara garden.
Many gardens exist in Marrakech. With their own style and soul, a different atmosphere emerges in each of them.
Today, we invite you to discover the Menara garden, a real oasis of greenery in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.
One of the oldest gardens in Marrakech....
Built under the Almohad dynasty in the 12th century, the Menara garden is one of the few large free public parks in Marrakech.
After many abandonments and rebuilds, the Menara garden now consists of an impressively large pond, a charming Saadian-inspired pavilion, all surrounded by olive, palm and cypress plantations.
Stroll in peace and let your mind escape... this garden is very popular with families and couples looking for a peaceful place.
The basin, the pavilion and the olive grove
Fed for 700 years by the waters of the Atlas Mountains, the 150-metre wide and approximately 200-metre long basin has been used as a water reservoir for crop irrigation.
The elegant building with its pyramid-shaped roof and green tiles was built in 1866 by the Saadians and then modified by the Alawids. Legend has it that this pavilion was used by the sultans to shelter their loves. But in the morning, the beauties found themselves drowned in the waters of the basin...
Covering about 100 hectares, the olive grove consists of about forty varieties of century-old olive trees.
In the background, observe the sometimes snow-covered peaks of Mount Atlas.
- open every day from 9am to 5pm
Avenue de la Ménara
Want to discover another garden in Marrakech? We invite you to visit the Majorelle Garden and its flamboyant colours!
After these visits, enjoy the Moroccan or international cuisine of Restaurant Le Foundouk with its terrace offering a magnificent view of the medina of Marrakech.