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Visit the Valley of the Blue Rocksin Marrakesh, Morocco

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Have a look at the odd blue rocks of the Atlas Mountains. This masterpiece is not at a miracle of the nature, but the most unusual work of art.
How to visit the Valley of the Blue Rocks in Marrakesh
The story of how the blue rocks came to be in the Atlas Mountains is quite unusual. It is worth your interest, no less than the rocks themselves. If you, like many others, think that they are blue as a result of some natural causes, you are wrong. In fact, they are the creation of a Belgian artist Jean Verame. He once had an idea to create something beautiful in this area. To realize his plan, he needed a permission from King Hassan II himself.

Oddly enough, Jean Verame brought to the mountains some 18 tons of paint: purple, white, blue and pink. The artist spent more than three months in the desert in the company of a team of firefighters from Morocco. The result of that team-work and Jean Verame’s inspiration was the most surprising piece of art in the world.

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#4Tafraoute town in MarrakeshTafraoute town

This town looks as if rooted in the surrounding rocks. Tafraoute is famous for the unique land-art by a Belgian artist who left a trace in the history in the form of rocks painted blue.

Tips and hints

to see this masterpiece, you will need to overcome a difficult way by the road, so it's worth renting an SUV. 500 meters away from the town of Tafraoute you will see a red brick path that serves as a kind of reference point, three kilometers from which you will find the Blue Rocks.

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