The Menara Garden in Marrakech, Morocco was supposed to be spectacular! It’s supposed to be one hell of a view that would make me decide to move and settle in Morocco! 😀 I was supposed to be swept off my feet and stay in the city for a little bit longer.
I Was Disappointed Visiting the Menara Garden in Marrakech
The Menara Garden in Marrakech was supposed to look like this!
But, instead, what I saw was beyond indescribable!
I was so disappointed. The pool was empty and the pavilion that’s built in the 16th century was under renovation!
I wanted to cry under the scorching sun. 🙁 I stood there for a while, speechless, of what I saw.
Boy! I was so devastated that went under the olive tree for shade. And when I reviewed the photos in my camera, my heart sank. With a broken heart, I still decided to go inside the pavilion and see what it had to offer, despite the whole renovation mess. And they still charged me MAD20! It’s the same price they charged even without renovation going on! 🙁
Inside, I took boring photos.
I couldn’t even appreciate the intricate designs from its floor to the wall and to its roof.
I was an aimless, confused traveler without really knowing what to see within the pavilion. I was disinterested.
I sat by the artless window and the guard took notice of me. He asked if I was okay. And I honestly told him that I was devastated. I showed him the photo (the one above) I kept on my phone and with a smile on his face and broken English, he said, “It’s really beautiful. I like working here when it’s like this.”
He said that the best time to visit and get this spectacular view is in winter, when the mountains in the background are visible and covered in snow.
I was supposed to be wearing my rainbow wig here – so imagine my distress when that dream was shattered. 😀
The Menara Garden is surrounded by an olive farm. There must be a reason why it’s called a garden but my motivation was already dead to further explore its surroundings. So, take note folks! Summer is not really the best time of the year to get a glimpse of this heavenly view in Marrakech.
Where to Stay in Marrakech
True to its name, HostelWorld.is the most colourful hostel I’ve ever stayed in. It’s right in the medina and a few minutes walk to Place de Jemaa El-fnaa. They also have a tour desk. You can book it via
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