If you can see the ramparts, you're either just inside or just outside the medina. In some respects not much has changed here since the Middle Ages. The medina is still a warren of narrow cobblestone streets lined with thick-walled, interlocked houses; designed to confuse invaders, the layout now serves much the same purpose for visitors. Donkeys and mules still deliver produce, wood, and wool to their destinations, and age-old crafts workshops still flourish as retail endeavors.


Heritage Museum

This family-owned and operated museum displays an impressive collection of ancient pottery, Islamic manuscripts, Jewish ceremonial items, tribal jewelry, and…

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden, or Le Jardin Secret, opened to the public in 2016 after three years of intensive excavation, restoration,…

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Dar Cherifa

Wind down at Dar Cherifa, an airy 16th-century riad turned café turned library turned art gallery. It puts on the…

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