The Tower as-Sarragine
While strolling around the western part of the Medina walls you will come across the Tour as-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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A Stroll Around the Medina Walls
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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Chat and enjoy a yoghurt!
Small internet-café with 9 PCs, headphones and microphones. While chatting or surfing the web you can enjoy the local home-made joghurt ("raibe") or munch some sweets!
Very friendly service who helps with all difficulties concerning the net and even gives some tips about chatting. It is open 7 days a week from morning to midnight (hours vary acccording to season). An hour on the internet costs 4 Dirhams.
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Street markets in Taza are very nice and due to its comercial importance in the region and on the passage way to the east part of the country, streets are full of markets activities and people sell all kind of goods on the streets.
Medina view from Nouvelle ville
This is the view from the castle wall of the old medina of Taza from the Nouvelle ville in the Avenue Moulay Youssef. You can walk towards the hill and go up the big stairs after the roudabout and local gendarmerie all the way to the old medina close to the Place Moulay Hassan.
Place Moulay Hassan
This is located on the old medina and you can actually clmib this enourmos stairs from the Nouvelle Ville.
On this square and also near it you have a group of nice monuments you can easily visit. They are the Andalus Mosque and Palais Bou Hamra, Bou Abdul Hassan Medressa.
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.
Juma mosque Nouvelle Ville
This is the Friday mosque in the new part of town. This is located near Place d l'Independence and its a quite full of action area where street markets are held almost everyday of the week. Suq days they are full of people and street vendors.
Ras El Ma
Ras El Ma is a water source a dozen kms from Taza and can be reached by taxi or own transportation going p the hill direction Friouato caves.
This is a place very well known for moroccans as they come here to relax drink tea and enjoy water. children often bath on the big pool on the centre of the water spring.
Other mosques to visit
As this is an ancient town, you have to go inside Taza old medina on top of the hill to see hold monuments. Aprt from the market medina you also have the Andalous Mosque in Rue Koubet and also a very restrict place for non-muslims is the Grand Mosque considered to be one of the most interesting buildings in whole Morocco.
Nouvelle Ville from Medina
The Ville Nouvelle and Medina district are separated by 1.5km of road and can be reached by taxi or a short walk. Oon the way you can apreciate the view of the new town.
Djema Essouq is located inside the medina walls and can be easily visited. This is located on the granary district of Medina. Here you can also see kissaria and covered bazaars.