Marrakech itself has a lot of hidden gems and indeed it is utterly difficult for tourists who lack navigation skills to specifically pinpoint every single location worth checking out. As a result, what we decided to do on this day was hire the services of our tour guide from the previous day to show us all the remaining places that I wanted to visit on my list like the Instagram famous Majorelle Garden or also known as the Yves Saint Laurent Garden, Le Jardin Secret & the Marrakech Museum to name a few.
One place that was easy for us to locate since it was only a 5-minute walk away from our Riad was the Dar Si Said Museum which was sadly under renovation when we went. So we did not really see much and ended up leaving the museum early to roam the streets & of course, do some more souvenir shopping.
Later that day, we met up with our tour guide who took us to Majorelle Garden by riding a horse-drawn carriage from Jemaa el-Fnaa. This gave us an opportunity to see more of the city. As expected, when we got to the Majorelle Garden, it was flocked by an overflowing number of tourists. Everyone wanted a photo-op with the significantly well-known cobalt blue house of the late Yves Saint Laurent. But I don’t blame them since I wanted my photo taken there too…hahaha.
Next stop was to see the Marrakech Museum which features modern and traditional Moroccan art, historical books, coins and all sorts of pottery.
Right after that, we had to walk to get to our next destination which was the Photography Museum. It has a collection of various pictures capturing different aspects of Morroco from landscapes, to kasbahs & Berber people or culture plus so much more.
The last stop was Le Jardin Secret. From the name itself, you can gather that it is a garden but in the vicinity, a restaurant is also available. It is nothing compared to Majorelle Garden yet it was a rather refreshing place to visit as it was not crowded at all. It was peaceful and beautiful at the same time.