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The palm grove of Marrakech: Presentation

The palm grove of Marrakech extends, to the north of Marrakech, over an area of about 13,000 hectares, to the banks of the Tensift river. Although dense, the wood does not prevent fruit trees, pomegranates, orange trees and some gardens from growing between its palms. Some say that the plants in this large park amount to 150,000. The birth and development of such a large number of plants was made possible by one of the greatest achievements of the Almoravids: the Khettara, the famous underground pipes that connected more than 350 wells throughout the city, carrying water from one place to another. It was mainly the son of Yusuf ibn Tashfin, Ali, who was responsible for creating these pipes, whose construction was entrusted to the engineer Abd Allah ben Youness.

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The Palm grove, a real oasis, separates the city from its surroundings, like a huge green lung. To visit it you have to take the road to Casablanca and go beyond the hills of Guéliz and the new city.