The sacred heart of Morocco
Putting Moulay Idriss on the tourist map
Moulay Idriss it’s still a relaxed quiet place, free from mass tourism and with a centre free of carpet shops, offering a break from the hustle and bustle of the more popular Moroccan cities.
The people of Moulay Idriss we meet were really kind and nice.
What to do in Moulay Idriss
It’s not like there is much to do here, but the relaxed vibe, picturesque streets and the view from the top of the town are stunning.
In town, you can wander around the narrow streets and look out for the numerous hidden terraces.
The main square is lined with cafes and food stalls.
Visiting the local market in Moulay Idriss is great, they sell fresh produce, traditional Moroccan pastries, dates, spices and meat (the disturbing bit)
You can see that here people depends greatly on donkeys, and you will see them everywhere. They use donkeys for transportation up and down the mountain. It looks like they work very hard with little food. It’s really sad to see how they treat the animals and how unhappy and unhealthy they look.
The mosque is quite simple from the outside, and non-Muslims are not allowed to enter.
Moulay Idriss is a great place to take refuge while still exploring Morocco.
How to get to Moulay Idriss from Meknes
By public bus
You can get to Moulay Idriss from Meknes by taking the public bus #15. It leaves from the bus stop near the grand taxi station and it costs 7 MAD for a one-way ticket.
By shared taxi
In front of the French Institute, you have the shared taxi station. One way costs 10MAD.
photography – all rights reserved – Ana Rocha