Sights in Taza

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The more "touristic" sights of Taza are located at the Medina: the Great Mosque ("Jemaa el-Khebir"), the Medersa Bou Abul Hassan, the Andalusian Mosque and the souks with the "Jemaa es-Souk", the Market Mosque.
If you are intereted to learn a bit more about everyday-life in modern Morocco, you should spend some time at the Ville Nouvelle.

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Bab Er Rih

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From the Bab Er Rih ("Gate of the winds"), above the Medina, you have a beautiful view over the whole valley and the olive groves below. On one side you see the Middle Atlas and on the other the Rif-Mountains. As the name indicates, it might be a bit windy at times, but in the summer-time that's a welcome refreshment.

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address:Taza-Haut, Medina

New Building in Taza

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If you feel like taking a long walk, you can stroll throught the less touristic quarters in the Ville Nouvelle at Taza-Bas. Here you will find mostly new buildings and little houses. Though the buildings are nothing extraordinary, you can sometimes find a house "in the making"and get an idea about construction works in Morocco.

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Bab Zitouna

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Apart from the most famous gate at the Medina, the Bab Er Rih ("Gate of the winds"), you will find other gates from where you can have a splendid view around. One of them is the Bab Zitouna .

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The Medina Walls

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A very beautiful promenade is the way around the Medina walls. Along the route around the Medina there are some points with a beautiful view on the surrounding valleys.

The largest part of the fortification walls has been built in medieval times under the Almohades. But the Merinides and Saadites have added and reinforced.

Nowadays, part of the ancient Medina walls has crumbled. The city tries to start reconstruction. The works however progress slowly because of a lack of financial means.

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Tour Es-Sarragine

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While strolling around the western part of the Medina walls you will come across the Tour Es-Sarragine, the so-called "Saracen tower". From here you have a pleasant view on the Middle Atlas.

The tower, unfortunately crumbling, has a curious construction: square at the base, and round at the top. The adjacent fortifications date from Almohade times.

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address:Taza-Haut, Medina
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