Cactus Thiemann


Copyright: Keren Noya/
DESTINATIONS morocco marrakech Do & See Cactus Thiemann

Cactus Thiemann

At 17 acres and 150+ varieties of cacti, this is the biggest cacti farm in the whole of Africa. The Thieman farm was founded by a German agricultural engineer who wanted to expand beyond growing cacti in grow house conditions and thus came to Morocco in the 60s. Today, you can marvel his life's work of lined-up rows of cacti, in what amounts to a massive pool of different types and shapes.

Do & See

The city divides into two highly contrasting districts. The medina, founded by the Almoravids nearly 1000 years ago, and the Ville Nouvelle, a French colonial modernist project from the early 20th century. It is the medina, and its central square Djemaa el-Fna, that will undoubtedly fire the imagination.