"Museum of Islamic Arts" Majorelle Gardens Tip by sachara

Majorelle Gardens, Marrakesh: 47 reviews and 142 photos

The designer of the Majorelle garden, painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962), lived and worked in Marrakech from 1922 to 1962. The striking blue coloured Majorelle villa in the garden, designed in 1931 by the architect Paul Sinoir, was originally the studio of the painter. Since the 80s the builiding houses the Museum of Islamic Arts.

In this museum you can find Fassi ceramics, pottery, jewelry, textiles and carpets from the Maghreb and Orient from the private collections of Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent.

In the museum are also about 40 engravings, made by Jacques Majorelle, depicting villages and kashbas in the Atlas.

Directions: North of Avenue Jacoub el-Mansour and east of Avenue Moulay Abdallah
Phone: +212 24 301852
Website: http://www.jardinmajorelle.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 16, 2007
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