We rose the next morning with the sun shining and a light November chill in the air.
Breakfast at Riad Adore was fairly simple, local breads with jams and marmalades, freshly squeezed orange juice, tea, coffee and a plate of fruit. You have to request for eggs and (my favourite) Moroccan pancakes – topped with a good drizzle of honey, they’re amazing!
With our bellies full of pancakes, we headed out for a day of exploring some of the most beautiful Moroccan attractions. Our first stop was Jardin Majorelle.
Built by the French painter, Jaques Majorelle, it took him forty years to complete this garden in the heart of Marrakech, opening to the public in 1947.
A beautiful maze consisting of shady lanes, exotic plants, winding rivers and pools, all offset by the most vibrant shades of blue and yellow that cover the main building in the center of the garden.
French designer Yves Saint Laurent discovered the garden in 1966, after Jaques Majorelle’s death when the garden was in shambles. He finally bought the garden in 1980 and restored it back to its glory.
Jardin Majorelle is one of the most peaceful and visually appealing places I have ever visited! Every nook and corner is just so beautiful and picture perfect.
A stunning display of terracotta wall carvings and vibrant tiles, Ben Youssef Medersa was once an Islamic college, built during the fourteenth century. It was one of the largest theological colleges in North Africa and at one time housed as many as nine hundred students!
Today, it’s one of the most visited attractions in Marrakech and great for Instagram!
We ended our day with a quick bite at Le Salama which is one of the most beautifully decorated rooftop restaurants in the Medina. Grab a seat at the top and watch the sun set over the chaotic souks as you dig into a delicious plate of lamb tagine and freshly brewed mint tea.
Oh Marrakech, I think I’m in love!
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