Welcome to Telouet
Telouet also once had a thriving Jewish community, entrusted by the Glaoui with managing the all-important salt trade. Salt mines are still active in the area, and prized pink salt found along the nearby Oued Mellah (Salt River) was once accepted as currency. Near the Glaoui Kasbah is what remains of an ancient slave village. But Morocco’s government remains ambivalent about the Glaoui clan’s home town, and with little outside investment and a highway bypassing the town entirely, Telouet seems arrested in time half a century ago.