Yves Saint Laurent Garden, Marrakech
Are you planning to visit the Yves Saint Laurent Garden? See our information below!
The most famous garden in Marrakech has to be the Majorelle Garden. The beautifully landscaped and maintained garden is so beautiful that it seems like you are walking around in a dream. This beautiful green oasis was created by Jacques Majorelle.
In total, it took more than forty years before this architectural gem was finished. In the 1980s, the domain was bought by Yves Saint-Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé. Today, this enchanting attraction is iconic and is certainly one of the most visited places in Marrakech. The YSL Garden attracts a large crowd every day and the lines are not short to enter.
Upon entering the small -but beautiful- entrance you will immediately be overwhelmed. A path between cacti, exotic plants and many trees leads you to the first pavilion. This stone construction is connected to an elongated pond that eventually flows into the beautiful, clear blue fountain. Nearby you will also find a beautiful pond with water lilies and if you pay attention you can even see frogs, toads and turtles. The Berber Museum is also located here: a bright blue building that you can easily stare at for hours. This construction fits perfectly with this landscaped jungle, but at the same time very refined and very Moroccan.
The walk through the YSL garden takes about an hour or two, depending on how many photos you take inside of course! On the grounds of the YSL garden there is also an interesting Berber museum and a beautiful coffee shop. Adjacent it has recently opened the Yves Saint Laurent Museum.
The Yves Saint Laurent Garden and museum are open daily from 8 am to 5:30 pm (06:00 PM between May and September). The earlier you come, the quieter it is in the YSL garden. The queue certainly builds up as the day progresses.
Tips and Tricks!
Here are a few tips worth knowing before you visit the Yves Saint Laurent Garden!
- Come as early as possible to avoid the biggest crowds!
- University students get a better entrance fee.
- Children under the age of 12, schools, tour operators and the press can enter for free upon presentation of some documents
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