At the crossroads of Fez, Meknes and Khénifra Midelt lies the ancient Berber town of Azrou, which has lost its charm as it develops. Located within the crowning heart of a totally charming area, it maintains a pleasant region and […]
At the crossroads of Fez, Meknes and Khénifra Midelt lies the ancient Berber town of Azrou, which has lost its charm as it develops.
Located within the crowning heart of a totally charming area, it maintains a pleasant region and a great starting line for severe excursions and trips through the Atlas.
The Azrou region was one of the first areas of the Maghreb inhabited by humans. This was confirmed by new discoveries from the Institute of Archaeology and Heritage Sciences, which has uncovered traces of Neolithic cultures dating back more than 50,500 years. These discoveries were made south of the Michlifen winter season and in the Oubrid Ifri cave, located in Ain Leuh.
The town of Azrou became the main market of the tribe of Banu Mguild Berber Sanhaja, a part of the confederation of Ait Oumalou. This metropolis became selected via the colonial government to residence when it considered 1927 the primary status quo of the Berbers of Morocco.
Azrou means ‘the rock’, and its name refers to the stone block that is located near the new mosque. The city center is organized around the square located right on the coast, on the road to Ifrane. The roofs of green tiles, They’re slowly disappearing.
This village, located at the foot of the Middle Atlas, is especially alive in summer.
Azrou, which is often a landmark on trips to the Atlas, is surrounded by hills and is a perfect place to walk and enjoy great views of the city and its surroundings.
It is interesting to visit an old kasbah flanked by towers, built in 1684 by Moulay.
The main interest of the city is its artisan cooperative, where women weave carpets and other artisans carve cedars, which are the specialty of the region.
The cedar forests of southern Azrou are ideal for hiking, enjoying a charming horseback ride and feeding monkeys.
In addition to the walks through the cedar forests of the Middle Atlas, the environment is conducive to the collection of mushrooms and trout fishing.
No matter which option you choose, make sure to check the schedules and prices in advance, as they may change over time.