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  • 1 Bin-el-Ouidane Dam and Lake Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    MA - Beni-Mellal

    A dam was built on the Bin-el-Ouidane River, forming a 3,755 ha reservoir that brightens up the surrounding mountainous terrain. This impressive piece of engineering, 133m tall and 285m long at the top, produces electricity and irrigates the Tadla Pl..

  • 2 Jbel Toubkal Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Imlil

    Jbel Toubkal (4,167m) is the highest summit in North Africa, and thus in the High Atlas where it lies. The bravest - and most experienced - can scale its dark and austere granite slopes starting from Imlil. The hike takes more than 15 hours in all. B..

  • 3 Tizi-N-Test Pass Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Ouirgane

    Standing at 2,092m, Tizi-n-Test Pass offers a unique view of the two regions it connects: the Sous to the south, and the Haouz to the north. You are in the High-Atlas here, in high mountain landscapes crossed by the precipitous Tizi-n-Test road. Driv..

  • 4 Tinmel Mosque Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    MA - Tinmel

    Abd el-Moumen had this sanctuary built in 1153 to honour Ibn Toumert, who is buried in Tinmel. Neglected after the decline of the Almohads, Tinmel Mosque eventually fell into ruin, but extensive restoration work was undertaken to give it back its for..

  • 5 Taourirt Kasbah Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Avenue Mohammed V MA - Ouarzazate

    Taourirt kasbah is a magnificent sight, a complex interweaving of walls made of red ochre adobe and crenulated towers that form a fortified sanctuary. The former residence of the pasha of Marrakech, Thami El Glaoui, it has received support from a Une..

  • 6 Jbel Zagora Panorama Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Zagora

    Jbel Zagora affords a really interesting panorama. Going northwest to southeast, you can just make out the meandering Draa, nearly always hidden by the greenery of the palm branches and gardens, dotted with ksour. The fine ksar surrounded by dunes to..

  • 7 Tafilalt Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Erfoud

    It's thanks to the presence of the Rheris and the Ziz Rivers that here, on the edge of the desert, extends the vast Tafilalt palm grove, about a hundred kilometres south of Errachidia. Sedentary people and nomads live here thanks to the 900,000 date ..

  • 8 Erg Chebbi Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Merzouga

    Starting in Erfoud, after many kilometres of stony desert making for a rather harsh landscape, one is struck by the lushness of the pink and golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. This is the only erg (dune sea) in the Moroccan Sahara. It stretches from no..

  • 9 Ziz Gorge Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Errachidia

    At Rich, while driving along the N 13 connecting Midelt and Erfoud, you reach the Ziz River which has carved out a beautiful, rugged gorge about twenty kilometres to the south. The cliff road affords superb views of it. The green waters of the artifi..

  • 10 Figuig Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Figuig

    Figuig, in the eastern tip of Morocco far from the usual tours, is one of North Africa's most famous oases and has preserved all its charm and authenticity thanks to that isolation. At an altitude of 900m, it is on the edge of a depression at the foo..

  • 11 Jaffar Cirque Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Midelt

    Getting to Jaffar Cirque requires an effort. The extremely rough track from Midelt can only be driven on in a 4x4, in the summer, and you'll have to inquire about its condition. Access via Jaffar Gorge is less problematic. But the site is awesome. At..

  • 12 Todra Gorge Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Tinerhir

    Todra Gorge, northwest of Tinerhir, is an expression of nature at its most beautiful. This excursion, first driving and then hiking, is a must. The abrupt red rock walls plunge down into the river, hard put to flow here due to the narrow passage. Leg..

  • 13 Dades Valley Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Tinerhir

    Going from oasis to oasis between Tinerhir and Ouarzazate, the road runs through magnificent untamed and solitary landscapes. Rugged at first, they become more gentle farther on, often tormented, sometimes pacified, and are surrounded by mountains wh..

  • 14 Ameln Valley Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Tafraoute

    Ochre houses built according to a highly specific regional model - note the little white-trimmed windows dotting the façades - hug the rock face on the flanks of Jbel Lekst. They herald the numerous villages dotting the Ameln Valley for about twenty ..

  • 15 Ait-Mansour Gorge Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    MA - Agard-Oudad

    Following the road heading south from Tafraoute, the amazing boulders here that were painted by Jean Vérame on the Painted Rocks site (4 km south of Agard) don't prepare you for the chaos of Ait-Mansour Gorge. Here the Sidi Mansour River carved out i..

  • 16 Oudaia Kasbah Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Jamaa MA - Rabat

    A defensive fortress and observation post when it was built in the 10C, the kasbah occupies a dominant position. Past the splendid Oudaia Gate, a magisterial entrance, you reach a complex of whitewashed houses crossed by Rue Jamaa, which stops at the..

  • 17 Attarine Medersa Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    R. Talaa Kebira MA - Fès

    You can't help but be impressed by the virtuosity of the decoration in the Attarine Medersa, another treasure left by the Marinids. The zellige tiles, sculpted wood and finely worked plaster are a delight to the eyes. This medersa was built in the 14..

  • 18 Zaouia Moulay Idriss Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    MA - Fès

    A zaouia is a holy place - for teachings and also a sanctuary containing the mortal remains of a saint. At the back of the prayer room here lies the tomb of Moulay Idriss, the father of Fez. Pilgrims can leave an offering for the many beggars outside..

  • 19 Dar Batha Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    MA - Fès

    Dar Batha, southwest of the medina, is a (19C) palace containing two wings with collections of art and folk traditions including Fassi rugs, embroidery and pottery highlighted around the splendid inner garden. A concert during the renowned Festival o..

  • 20 Moulay Ismail's Tomb Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    MA - Meknès

    This is one of the few sanctuaries in Morocco open to non-Muslims. The entrance to the mausoleum is through a finely worked gate decorated with tracery and topped by a green-tiled canopy. A series of open-air rooms and a courtyard for ablutions prece..

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