"Agdz - (ag-a-dez)" Agdz by suvanki

Agdz Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 93 photos

A town under the Jebel Kissane.

Agdz is a small town, - ( a military town, which used to have a sizeable Jewish population, who were predominant in agriculture, commerce and metalworking) with a few shops, restaurants and hotels. Apparently there are a few carpet shops here!

Situated about halfway between Ouarzazate and Zagora, this town is utilised as a base for visiting the Draa Valley, or as a refreshment stop. There is a market held here too.

I visited this town (or rather passed through) twice as part of my tour, both times stopping for lunch at the Hotel Restaurant Draa.

The photogenic Jebel (Arabic for hill/mountain) Kissane is also known as Mount Tagine, due to its resemblence to the characteristic piling up of ingredients in this national dish!

From my photo you can see the palm grove (palmeraie), many of which can be seen before arriving in Agdz. The green foliage is an indication of the relatively good irrigation of the valley in this area. Dates, olives, almonds and citrus fruit are grown here. The most fertile area is the 100km stretch of road from Agdz to Zagora

The Draa River is one of the longest rivers in Morocco. Originating in the High Atlas Mountains, it's waters used to wind through the mountains and deserts, until they poured out into the Atlantic Ocean. However, nowadays, even after the snow in the mountains has melted, the force of water usually only makes it as far as the desert sands. (The last recorded flow of the full course was in 1989, when flash floods occured)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Where else would you see a Tagine Mountain?
  • Cons:Wasn't here long enough to find any
  • In a nutshell:A good base for exploring the Draa Valley
  • Last visit to Agdz: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated Feb 24, 2011
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  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    Nice page - good photos! Gillybob greetings

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2009 at 5:38 PM

    Staying

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2007 at 4:05 PM

    Hi love your Agdz page shot - iwas driven around in the oasis here when all the almond or cherry blossoms were out which was lovely too.have no digital shots tho - and yrs is lovely to see! love the Draa drive!

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