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Architecture

Two distinct building complexes form Le Jardin Secret, each one conceived as a riad in and of itself. Enclosed by high walls without windows, the riad, with its rectangular layout, develops around a large garden. In the middle of the garden, divided into four flowerbeds by the intersection of two raised walkways, a marble basin has been erected. Pointed arch and wooden lintel porticoes usher you into the pavilions of Le Jardin Secret, which display exposed beams, double doors and windows that rise slightly higher than the ground. The importance of the building, first demonstrated by its large size, is underlined by the presence of a private hammam, the qubba and the tower: towering above the medina, the tower and the qubba served to symbolize its owner’s wealth and power. From a decorative point of view, Le Jardin Secret is characterized by the large presence of tadelakt, applied on brick and rammed earth walls. The zellij and the bejmat from Fez, the inlaid cedar wood, hand-carved stuccos and geometric designs made by master decorators showcase the outstanding skills of the local craftsmen.

tourThe tower

The tower rises up as high as some of the city's minarets, and affords you matchless views of the medina and its surroundings, and you can also enjoy the view of the Atlas Mountains. There are almost no other buildings of this kind left today in Marrakech.
You may visit the tower with a special ticket and at the time indicated on your ticket. Access to the tower is prohibited to minors under 6 years of age.

Architecture : Le Jardin Secret Marrakech
Architecture : Le Jardin Secret Marrakech
Architecture : Le Jardin Secret Marrakech
Architecture : Le Jardin Secret Marrakech