In the axis of the Anti-Atlas, the desert and the sea
With its medina surrounded by ramparts around which a more modern city has developed, Tiznit occupies a preponderant place in the region.
At the crossroads of the ocean, the Moroccan desert and the mountain, it connects between them the Souss valley to the great south of Morocco and the foothills of the Anti-Atlas to the Atlantic coast.
Tiznit, whose construction dates back to 1882, is appreciated for its old mellah and its medina surrounded by ramparts, which with their 36 towers and 9 gates, more modest than those of Taroudant, but bear witness to its past, because it was for a long time one of the major squares of southern Morocco.
Besides its old quarters, Tiznit is also famous for its craftsmanship of goldsmithing. One can admire in the souk of the jewellers, the medina, the mellah with Berber architecture made of houses in pisé and covered passages. The work of these craftsmen perpetuating an old artisanal heritage through the silver manufacturing of traditional Berber jewellery and fibules that have made the reputation of the city.
The El Mechouar square next to the medina is one of the main events of the city. Around this busy esplanade, there are many small traditional restaurants.
The medina which has the particularity of having four quarters in the middle of which is a spring called’ blue spring’. While the outside of the ramparts houses in the new city the various services and administrations.
The proximity of the ocean with the beaches of Aglou and Mirleft, famous for the waves and their fishy waters, and of the Anti-Atlas, to the escapades towards the Kerdous pass and Tafraoute, mountain hinterland with warm landscapes, makes Tiznzit a pleasant stopover.
Fishing enthusiasts will enjoy surf-casting and water sports to Mirleft, a small town surrounded by cliffs, coves and white sandy beaches, about 30 kilometers away. Mirleft is also a famous surf spot.
20 km from Tiznit, the small seaside resort of Aglou-Plage has large beaches, often deserted where swimming can be dangerous because of strong currents, and a small natural harbour bordered by a fishing village.
Sidi Mohammed-ou-Abdallah Beach
The beach of Sidi Mohammed-ou-Abdallah, in Mirleft, is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches of the south-moroccan coast thanks to the whiteness of its sand and its numerous coves.
Souss Massa National Park
50 km north of Tiznit, the Souss Massa National Park is located at the mouth of the Oued Massa river. This nature reserve is home to many varieties of birds: ducks, bald ibis, pink flamingos…, as well as salt marshes.
The road that leads to the Kerdous pass (1100 m) and Tafraout zigzagging through the Anti-Atlas, is a beautiful route, punctuated by small valleys and traditional villages where it is good to walk around the town to meet a population always smiling and warm.
In the city centre there are several banks with ATMs, notably on Hassan II Avenue. The post office is located Avenue du 20 Août.
The medical services are well equipped with a pharmacy (several in the centre) and general or specialized doctors. Hassan II Hospital is located in Bab Aglou.
Many hotels and restaurants are located in the centre and the medina, as well as tele-boutiques and cybercafés. The souk takes place on Thursdays outside the city in the direction of Tafraout.
Towards the ocean
Fishing enthusiasts will enjoy surf-casting and water sports to Mirleft, a small town surrounded by cliffs, coves and beaches, about 30 kilometers away. Mirleft is also a famous surf spot.
Airport Al Massira Agadir is 95 km from the centre of Tiznit.
Bus and bus station
The bus station is located on the road to Tafraout, about 2 km from the city center, however the various agencies have kept their offices on the central square El Mechouar.
Daily links for Guelmin, Sidi Ifni, Laayoune, Dakhla, Agadir, Essaouira, Casablanca…
On the same spot, Tel: 05 48 86 86 23 29. Some connections to Western Sahara.
Association choir in Tiznit: Hiya Wa Houwa Siyane
At the meeting of… We propose Anouzha Abalkarim, choir director, to present the associative choir of Tiznit.
Enouzha is also a composer of children’s songs in Amazigh and it is through the choir that she wishes to convey her messages of human and environmental values. A beautiful profession of faith that will delight amateur or professional choristers.
Parapente at Aglou beach….. As if you were there…
We’re there, on the flying machine! The cliffs and the ocean are declined below. Mix of colours. Height, the Earth really round.
Tiznit – Mirleft Express
A kaleidoscope as fast as music as generic. Once upon a time in Western Morocco there was an arrival in Tiznit. Pictures of a very airy downtown area.
Traveling to the ocean along the coast road, which runs smoothly. Finally the beach and cliffs, parasols and waves…