"Taza" Taza by johnsakura

Taza Travel Guide: 56 reviews and 87 photos

Taza was a very important city in the past. This city is located 65km from Guercif and 120km from Fes. This consists on a passage way from the East to the West of the country.
Taza was the capital of Morocco in many history periods. During the Almohad period, the Merenid period and the Alaouite dynasties. This city was right on the middle of the ancient practicable pass for people coming from Algeria on the east.
This region stretches all the way of the Riff mountains and the Middle Atlas, where they combine. This was the central part of the pwer taken by Moulay Idriss and the first Moroccan arabs and well as Almohads and Merenids. From here they invades Fes.
From my expericence, i have to say that the region is quite interesting not only in historical matters as to be the ancient centre of many old imperies and because it used to be Moroccan's capital, but also by the interesting places to visit in the region around.


The Castle Walls

Taza has an impressive well protected and organized castle walls right on the southern hill. From here you can get a very nice vision of the new town and on the top of the hill you have the old town all protected by castle walls.

Gouffre du Friouato

Gouffre du Friouato are this amazing caves and are located 22km from Taza and can be reached going up the mountain oassing Ras ElMa direction Merhraoua.
These caves can be seen at a couple of hours trip from Taza and half day trip if you intend to descend all the cave interior which takes about 4 hours.

  • Last visit to Taza: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 7, 2008
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2010 at 9:54 PM

    Always wanted to visit Taza area since 1st reading in the LP what to see in Morocco - the Fes family I first travelled to Maroc from London said Taza was a waste of time - but I can see from yr pgs its very worth it!hope I get there next week! Thanks Joao

  • Nov 9, 2005 at 10:46 AM

    great job,i hope that you will retourne to taza and i think that there is much more to see.

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