Attractions

Top Choice Arts Centre in Taliouine

Calligraphie Tifinaghe

Amazigh poet and calligrapher Moulid Nidouissadan paints Berber proverbs and colourful compositions. Free to every visitor is a rendition of their name in Berber – crafted via a theatrical combination of saffron 'in…
Historic Site in Taroudant

Ramparts

The 7.5km of ramparts surrounding Taroudant are among the best-preserved pisé walls in Morocco. Their colour changes from golden brown to deepest red depending on the time of day. They can easily be explored on foot…
Historic Site in Agadir

Kasbah

Offering superb views and 7km northwest of the centre, the hilltop kasbah is a rare survivor of the 1960 earthquake. Built in 1541 and restored in the 1740s, the area once housed 300 people. All that remains is the …
Museum in Taliouine

Coopérative Souktana du Safran

Founded in 1979, the largest and oldest of Taliouine’s saffron cooperatives has 160 members (four are women). The centre is well worth visiting for the museum, calligrapher and informative employees. They can explai…
Notable Building in Taroudant

Bab El Kasbah

Built in the 16th and 17th centuries, a string of mighty defensive towers create the gates of the city. Considered the main gate, the triple-arched Bab el-Kasbah (also known as Bab Essalsla) is approached via an ave…
Area in Agadir

Marina

The city’s most modern attraction is a billion-dirham pleasure port between the beach and commercial port. As well as mooring for your floating gin palace, the complex of faux white kasbahs has holiday apartments, s…
Area in Taroudant

Kasbah

The old kasbah quarter, originally a fortress built by Moulay Ismail, is today a poor but safe residential area, where winding lanes and low archways lead to tiny squares and dead ends. The governor’s palace, on the…
Museum in Taliouine

Dar Azaafaran

This modern information centre is devoted to l'or rouge, with a small museum, saffron for sale by local cooperatives and a display of the current going rate. Most displays are in French but there is some information…
Square in Taroudant

Place Al Alaouyine

During Moroccan holidays, Place Al Alaouyine is like Marrakesh's Djemaa El Fna in miniature, with storytellers, snake charmers, escapologists and performers working the crowds.
Beach in Agadir

Palm Beach

A relaxed private beach with showers, toilets and a kids' play area.