Tamegroute, Zagora, Morocco Posted December 20, 2015

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Tamegroute

This village is located 22 km from Zagora and is distinguished by Zaouïa Naciria or religious shrine founded in the 17th century. The Koran library from the 17th century which can be visited, includes books and manuscripts of nine hundred years old. There are valuable books on science and religion from the golden age of Andalusia and venerable illuminated Koran books in gazelle leather. The oldest dates from the 13th century. Once a year there is a folklore festival for the Zaouia. The main activity in this village is pottery. Throughout the village are shops where you can admire all kinds of pottery.

Amazrou

Group od dromedaries in the desert of Hamada Du Draa (Morocco Stone Desert)

The palm forests from Amazrou are a refreshing cure from the stress of sightseeing. You can order a cool drink, fresh orange juice or hot mint tea or you can visit the old Jewish kasbah. Most of Amazrou Jews, who made and trade silver jewelry, emigrated in 1958, but the synagogue is still intact. Berbers have taken over a number of silverware places. You can also go for a camelwalk in the Palmeraie.

Jbel Saghro

Spectacular to cross is Jbel Saghro. This can only be done by 4X4. Tracks are starting at N’Kob direction Boumalne du Dades. It is a rough area and extends over a distance of 100 kilometres. It is characterized by steep cliffs, plateaus and black slopes. The highest pass is the Tizi n’Tazazert at 2200 m. From the pass you have a nice view over the needle-like volcanic rock formations.

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