The tour begins at the Menara, one of the most visited and famous gardens of the city, located southeast of Marrakech, and built in the twelfth century by the Almohads. The most emblematic of these peaceful gardens of olive and fruit trees, is its large artificial pond which you will find inside. This rectangular pond (150 m by 200 m), its function was watering tracts of land that were in their surroundings, by a hydraulic system of underground canals that brought water from thawing Atlas snows to this area. At the end of the pond is a pavilion of green tiles built in the nineteenth century, which adorns one of the most common photos of this place, with the imposing Atlas background.
We continue to the modern part of Marrakech, where we find the Majorelle Gardens, created by French artist Jacques Majorelle in 1922, who bought a farm near the Palms, and later decided to build through the architect Paul Sinoir, an Art Deco villa of astonishing modernity, inspired by Le Corbusier and the Bahia Palace Marrakech. This garden with fountains, ponds, colours and dark cool areas, surrounded in turn by all kinds of exotic plants from around the world, makes it one hand a large botanical garden and also a place where art and magic are combined for its visitors.
To advance our view, we arrive at The Palmeraei, a huge expanse of unusual populated palm trees that give the impression of having been transplanted, the Marrakech palm surprises all its visitors being in such an arid place, although there is an explanation in the underground channels that were created. Its origin is confused between reality and legend. It is said that the Palm was born of the bones of dates discarded by soldiers of the sovereign Almoravid youssef Ibnou Tachafin. While the 120,000 palm trees do not bear edible fruit, the extensive palm of thirteen acres, gives Marrakech its current appearance. Here visitors may wish to take a trip by camel. End of the tour, we head to the walls surrounding the Medina of Marrakech.