Saturday, 29 January 2011


Located east of Agadir and south across the High Atlas Mountains from Marrakesh, Taroudant is a very traditional Moroccan town of a large walled-in medina with a kasbah in one corner. In the distance are the snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas Mountains, which can be crossed via Tizi'n'Test from Marrakesh. Unusually for Moroccan towns, there is no Ville Nouvelle or New Town area as the French were never interested in Taroudant. Here are some photos:

Taroudant with the snow-capped Atlas Mountains in the background

A typical Taroudant building
In the carpet shop

Caleche are a common form of transport in Taroudant

Kasbah and its walls in Taroudant

Minaret outside the kasbah

Pierre, the stone carver

An example of his work

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