Welcome to Tamegroute
Stressed out? You’ve come to the right place: Tamegroute’s Zawiya Nassiriyya is said to cure anxiety and high blood pressure, thanks to the post-mortem calming influence of Sidi Mohammed ben Nassir – founder of the influential and learned Nassiri brotherhood, who were famed for their ability in settling Draa Valley disputes in the 17th century. The zawiya is still a place of pilgrimage for the sick and a working Quranic school. Bibliophiles should plan desert trips around visits to the zawiya’s library of ancient illuminated texts or try to coincide with the annual moussem (12 to 22 November).
Besides miracle cures, Tamegroute is known for its labyrinth of ksour, which you can explore with a local guide or by yourself to test your internal compass. Tamegroute also has a Saturday souq.