Taza attractions

Top Choice Cave in Taza

Gouffre du Friouato

At more than 20m wide and 230m deep, the Gouffre du Friouato is said to be the deepest cavern in North Africa, and the cave system is possibly the most extensive. In 2016 a section of the roof collapsed, killing som…
National Park in Taza

Tazekka National Park

Stands of cork oak and gently rising hills make the terrain of Tazzeka National Park a joy to hike through, yet it flies under the radar of most visitors to Morocco. The small park was designated in 1950 and unfurls…
Viewpoint in Taza

Bab Er Rih

The most interesting section of Taza Haute's fortified wall is around Bab Er Rih, from where there are superb views over the surrounding countryside. Look southwest to the wooded slopes of Jebel Tazzeka in the Middl…
Viewpoint in Taza


Taza Haute's bastion, where the medina walls jut out to the east, was added to the 12th-century fortifications 400 years later by the Saadians, but it's not been restored so you'd be forgiven for thinking it the old…
Mosque in Taza

Grande Mosquée

Not far from Bab Er Rih, and visible over the top of the houses, is the Grande Mosquée, which the Almohads began building in 1135; the Merenids added to it in the 13th century. Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter, …
Mosque in Taza

Andalous Mosque

The main street into the medina off Place Aharrach stretches past hole-in-the-wall bakeries before reaching this mosque, constructed in the 12th century. There is no sign and from within the medina it's difficult to…
Market in Taza


The souqs and qissaria (covered market) are at the heart of Taza's medina, offering food stuffs and domestic goods. The qissaria glitters with jewellery, and also sells clothes.
Mosque in Taza

Mosquée du Marché

One of several mosques in Taza's medina.