Top things to do in Middle Atlas

Top Choice Ruins in Middle Atlas

Volubilis

Sitting in the middle of a fertile plain, the ruined Roman city of Volubilis is the best-preserved archaeological site in Morocco. Its most amazing features are the many beautiful mosaics preserved in situ, and it w…
Top Choice Workshop in Medina

Chouara Tannery

The largest of the medina's several tanneries, Chouara is one of the city’s most iconic sights (and smells). Operating since at least the 16th century, the area was heavily renovated in 2016, but the scene, viewed f…
Top Choice Cafe in Medina

Café Clock

With a clientele of foreigners and creative young Fassis and a staff that's cheerful despite the maze of stairs in the multilevel space, Clock is an ideal place to rest and nourish yourself. The menu is a refreshing…
Top Choice Islamic Site in Medina

Medersa Bou Inania

The most architecturally refined of Fez’s theological colleges was built by the Merinid sultan Bou Inan between 1351 and 1357. Beyond the massive brass entrance doors, its interior courtyard is a masterpiece of elab…
Top Choice Museum in Medina

Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Crafts

In a wonderfully restored early-18th-century funduq, the former rooms for travelling merchants are given over to displays of fine woodwork from across Morocco, including doors, prayer beads and musical instruments. …
Top Choice Cafe in Medina

Chez Abdellah

Tiled floor to ceiling, this is less a tea shop than a decorative box, a kind of tiny theatre in which the voluble Abdellah, a born showman, mixes teas to order from piles of fresh herbs – not just mint, but also wo…
Top Choice Moroccan in Medina

Ruined Garden

Dine in the wild garden in summer, or by a cosy fire in winter. Lunch has some bargain stews and 'tapas' (Moroccan salads, with some especially good varieties), while dinner has a few more elaborate dishes (includin…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

Scorpion House

A delicious, freshly made feast is served at this fabulous house high up on the mountainside. Expect a bountiful buffet of locally sourced, creative salads and treats cooked on the shwaya (traditional charcoal grill…
Top Choice Bar in Medina

L'Alcazar

One of the most elegant places for a cocktail (Dh120) in all of Fez, the gorgeous courtyard bar at Riad Fès drips with atmosphere: the stucco columns catch the light reflected off an ornamental pool, and an oud play…
Top Choice Cave in Tazekka National Park

Gouffre de Friouato

More than 20m wide and 230m deep, the Gouffre de Friouato is said to be the deepest cavern in North Africa, and the cave system is possibly the most extensive. It was first investigated in 1935, and access leads dow…