Zawiya of Sidi Moussa

Top choice monument in Ait Bougmez Valley

For a spectacular sunset, take the road west out of Tabant, and you’ll find the trailhead leading up to this Unesco-heritage site, a zawiya (shrine) of local marabout (saint) Sidi Moussa. You can park near the École Vivante, from which it’s a straightforward 25-minute uphill hike (head toward the radio tower and follow the zigzagging path to the top); you won’t need a guide.

The round structure served as a collective granary and has been restored through a community effort, with fitted-stone walls and weather-beaten wooden doors making a worthy photo backdrop. When it's open, locals charge Dh10 admission, which includes tea.


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