Agdal Garden

Gardens in Riads Zitoun & Kasbah

Image by Chris Griffiths Lonely Planet

Built in the 12th century by the founder of the Almohad caliphate, Agdal was once the most important garden in Marrakesh. Encompassing a huge expanse along the southern edges of the walled medina, orange, date, lemon, fig, walnut and pomegranate trees flourish among the groves and do little more than offer a more peaceful and agricultural side of Marrakesh to discover.

To find Agdal, head south from Djemaa El Fna and stroll through the southern areas of the medina. Pass by the Saadian Tombs until you begin to reach the groves that lead to the vast water basin. It’s a long walk if the temperatures are soaring.