Inside the magical Agdal Gardens in Marrakech, Morocco
The Agdal gardens or the Agdal groves are a natural park on the outskirts of Marrakech. Here, visitors can find hundreds of olive, orange, apricot, and other fruit tree. The Agdal Gardens are more than 850 years old. Created in 1157 during the Almohad dynasty, they extend over an area of 500 hectares – almost as big as the city itself at that time.
These gardens are a unique place to enjoy calmness and relaxation, and it is a true haven for those fleeing the noise of the red city, and it is one of the major parks that contribute greatly to the revitalization of tourism in Marrakech.
Agdal Gardens is witnessing unparalleled demand as it transforms into parks that provide comfort, freshness, and vitality to the visitors, and open the way for nature lovers to learn about its distinguished history and architecture in addition to being an archaeological landmark that the city is proud of and cherished by its residents, as it was classified in 1985 as a world heritage Site by UNESCO.
The park is rather a huge grove of olive, pomegranate, and orange trees than a garden in the classic sense. Although there is hardly a place to sit down and take a rest, you can relax here from the hustle and bustle of the Medina during an extended walk. Given clear weather, you can also see the silhouette of the Grand Atlas Mountains.