One of the biggest tourist attractions in Marrakech is this incredible blue wonder. And it is definitely a must-visit when in Marrakech. Jaques Majorelle created this stunning house and surrounding garden. He was also the inventor of the shade of blue that has come to be known as ‘Majorelle blue’. The house was later bought by the famous designer Yvés Saint Laurent, who then restored both the botanical garden and house. It has become a tropical oasis in the middle of the earthy streets of Marrakech. With its green plants from all over the world and its incredible colors, Jardin Majorelle is a place you cannot miss during your visit to Marrakech.
What to know about visiting Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech
With every attraction, some things are good to know before your visit. Therefore, we have gathered all the information you need for a perfect visit to the blue wonder of Marrakech. Below, you will find the information that we found most useful before we visited the beautiful garden.
Getting to Jardin Majorelle
Marrakech is, fortunately, a very walkable city, which makes getting to Jardin Majorelle quite easy. The address of the garden and museum is Rue Yves St Laurent, Marrakech 40090, Morocco. If you need a guide to find your way, you can easily search for the garden on Google Maps.
Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is open to the public every day of the week. You will be able to visit the garden from 8:00 to 18:30, but keep in mind that the last admission is at 18:00. It is possible to only visit the garden, but we would recommend you swing by the museum as well. The Pierre Bergé Museum of Berber Arts is open every day from 8:00 to 18:00, with the last entry at 17:30.
As mentioned earlier it is possible to visit the garden with or without the Pierre Bergé Museum. Therefore, there are 2 types of tickets for you to buy. If you only want to visit the garden a standard ticket costs 120 DH, whereas a ticket for international students costs 60 DH. If you want to combine your visit to the garden with the museum as well – which we recommend you do – it will cost 150 DH for a standard ticket and 80 DH for an international student ticket.
It is possible to buy your tickets online – which is quite easy. To buy the tickets or find more information you should check out the booking website which you find right here.
Note: Tickets for international students require that a valid student card is presented.
Time spent in the garden
How much time you spent in Jardin Majorelle and the museum within depends a lot on how you like to travel. We spent about 2 hours inside the garden. During this time, we walked around the garden, had time for breaks to take in the beautiful blue building, and visited the Pierre Bergé Museum of Berber Arts.
Combine your visit with a walk through Yvés Saint Laurent Museum
Another thing that we would recommend is that you buy a combined ticket to both Jardin Majorelle, The Pierre Bergé Museum of Berber Arts, and the Yvés Saint Laurent Museum. That way you get to visit all three attractions on the same day. With under 5 minutes apart in walking distance, it would almost be stupid not to combine these fantastic attractions.
Tip: Start your day in Jardin Majorelle as the queue tends to be quite long during the day.
Best time to visit Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech
The best time to visit Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is during the early morning hours – right when the garden opens. That way you, fortunately, get to skip the very long queue that tends to get bigger and bigger during the day. This means that you avoid the bigger crowds and get some incredible pictures of the stunning blue wonder.