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…
Top Choice Historic Site in Tarfaya

Historic Sites

Numerous dilapidated buildings recall the days when Saint-Exupéry touched down here. The Casa Mar is abandoned but still standing, and can be easily reached at low tide. At the north end of the beach, a monument hon…
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…
Museum in Tarfaya

Musée Saint-Exupéry

Tarfaya will forever be associated with the French pilot and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In 1926 he began flying in the airmail service between France and Senegal, and Cap Juby was one of the stops. This museum…
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 …
Notable Building in Tazekka

Maison Berbere Traditionnelle

Maison Traditionnelle stands in the largely uninhabited old hilltop village, where bulging boulders have been incorporated into the pisé walls of the centuries-old houses. You can visit the Carved Gazelle as part of…
Mosque in Tiznit

Grande Mosquée

The minaret of the Grande Mosquée (closed to non-Muslims) is studded with jutting wooden sticks. Local legend suggests this is where the souls of the dead congregate. More likely, these were left in place by the mas…
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…
Museum in Ameln Valley & Jebel El Kest

Maison Traditionnelle

At Oumesnate, 6km from Tafraoute, follow the signs through the village and then the footpath to this mountainside museum house. The three-storey granite, palm and argan house, some 400 years old, was inhabited by 20…
Beach in Sidi Ifni

Beach

The beach is big and rarely busy, though not always clean. At the south end is the port: Ifni’s economy is based on small-scale fishing, with most of the catch sold in Agadir. The odd construction just offshore is t…