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Agdal Gardens in Marrakech

Agdal Gardens

The Agdal Gardens (Aguedal Gardens) are the royal gardens of the Almohad dynasty, built in the 12th century and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Overview of Agdal Gardens

Only a small part of it is open to the public, including a pond and an orchard. The park is open only two days a week – the rest of the time the territory is a closed olive plantation.

The gardens, with an area of over 500 hectares, are divided into four separate sections, each with its own unique features.

Walking road in the Agdal Gardens

Central Garden

The first section is the central garden, which is filled with lush vegetation and lots of bright flowers.

The orchard

The second section is an orchard, where many fruit trees grow.

Swimming pools

Al Manz Pool in the Agdal Garden

The third section is the pools, which are surrounded by a variety of trees and plants.

Palace

The fourth section is the palace, which is a structure that was once used by the Sultans of Marrakech.

The garden is home to a variety of animals and birds, including peacocks and turtles.

The gardens are enclosed by a stone wall more than 9 kilometers long.

Hettara irrigation system

A unique solution in the gardens of Agdal is the irrigation and water supply system, which has received the name "Hettara", representing a network of underground channels with a length of 30 km, through which water from two large reservoirs enters fountains, small pools and feeds trees. The Hettar system served the Medina of Marrakech.

The developed system proved to be so effective that it became applicable not only in the Kingdom, but also in other countries, for example in Seville.

It is pleasant to walk through the gardens of Agdal and admire the beauty of nature. On weekends, it is customary to have picnics and relax in the shade of trees.

The Agdal Gardens are built similarly to the Menara gardens, where a large artificial swimming pool has also been created to irrigate the territory.

Working hours

The gardens are open only on Fridays and Sundays from 9:00 to 18:00. There is no entry on other days.

The cost of the visit

Is free

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April 04, 2024

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