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.more
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...more
"Mahlabat Annas":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...more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
If you are looking for a place to breakfast ouside the hotel, the "Café Picasso" is a good choice. Unlike most other cafés it is not exclusively frequented by men, so you can feel very comfortable as a woman. The service is very good. A "petit-déjeuner" costs between 20 and 25 Dirham (about 2 to 2,50 Euro), fresh orange juice 10 Dirham, coffee 6...more
An advantage of shopping in Taza is the fact, that it is not as overrun by tourists as the larger cities in Morocco. You can take your time and enjoy the calm and the ambiance of small town life.
At the Medina you can get what most tourists take home as souvenirs: arts and crafts or the typical Moroccan "babouches" and clothing. The main shopping streets in the Ville Nouvelle are the Avenue Mohammed V and the Rue Allal Ben Abdullah. Here you can get everything, that you need for everyday life.
At the corner of the Place de l'Indépendance, not far from the Hôtel du Dauphiné, there is a bookstore. You can also buy French and Arabic books at the Swiqa in a small tent-like stand near the central market ("marché central") and the Mouritania mosque.
King Mohammed VI a.k.a. King Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan was born in Rabat in 1963. Before he was the king he was for many years Prince and when his father died he was enthroned in 1999.
In Rabat, on 21 March 2002, the king married Salma Bennani.
On the streets f Taza you have enourmous crowns on the streets and is highly decorated with ornaments to the King. Usually all the country is higly decorated with Royal motives to receive emigrants coming from europe is like saying hello welcome...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Out of the summer-season the weather might become somewhat wet and rainy in Taza. After visiting the Medina you might be looking for a cleaners. The dry-cleaners ("Pressing") are quite cheap, about 10 Dirham a piece, for example in the Avenue Mohammed V (Ville Nouvelle). Normally you can pick up your clean clothes the following day. The staff speaks French and Arabic.
From the Bab ar-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.more
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.more
Taza has three post offices, one at the Medina (vis-à-vis the Place Ahrrach) and two in the Ville Nouvelle, at the Place de l'Indépendance and near the train station.-Medina (Taza-Haut): Bureau de Poste Taza-Haut;Place Moulay Al Hassan;35015 Taza-Haut; Tel.: 00212-35-27-0182-Ville Nouvelle (Taza-Bas): Bureau de Poste Taza-PPAL; Place...more