Top things to do in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

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…
Religious in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

Moussem of Moulay Idriss

Morocco's greatest annual moussem is held every August in the pilgrimage town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, which holds the tomb of Morocco's first Islamic ruler. The pilgrimage is accompanied by fantasias, markets and …
Mausoleum in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss

The Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss is Morocco's most important pilgrimage site, and the town is swamped every August during the annual moussem to venerate it; it’s said locally that five pilgrimages to Moulay Idriss dur…
Viewpoint in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

Grande & Petite Terrasses

These lofty medina vantage points provide stunning views over Moulay Idriss and the green-roofed mausoleum. The Grande Terrasse is broader and better for capturing panoramic vistas of the hilltop town and surroundin…
Cultural in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

Donkey Day

Here's a fascinating insight into the importance of donkeys in medina life. A monthly Donkey Day is organised by Kiwi Rose Button in collaboration with the American Fondouk in Fez, when local owners bring their anim…
Moroccan in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

Dar Zerhoune

Lunch or dinner on the Dar Zerhoune terrace is a treat with its inspiring views over the town and surrounding mountains. Choose a traditional three-course menu or a 'Taste of Moulay Idriss' with fresh sardines, keft…
Food in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

Olive Shop

Indulge in local produce at Abderrahim's shop with its glistening array of the best olives from the region: green ones with garlic or preserved lemon, shrivelled semi-dried black ones, or plump dark pink ones. There…
Landmark in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

Haroune Aqueduct

Also known as the Roman aqueduct (though it's not that old), this is a remarkable structure probably built to provide water to Moulay Idriss.
Ruins in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

Roman Baths

The Roman Baths have a small circular pool that sometimes has water in it. When it does, it's often full of boys and young men, and women visitors might not feel comfortable having a dip. The baths do make a great d…
Kebab in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun

Grillade Albanna

Moulay Idriss is known for its kefta, and this simple grillhouse just off the town's main square is a local favourite. Take a people-watching seat while you wait for your meat to be grilled to order; the kefta is fr…