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1. A pleasant city walk

2. River and the bridges

3. The Mellah

4. Grand mosque

5. City walls

6. Water falls


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The unspoiled city

Sefrou, Morocco

Sefrou, Morocco

Sefrou, Morocco

While Sefrou is just a small city, it is clearly among the best destinations for one-day trips from Fez. It lies more than 900 metres above sea level, and every spring the rivers become so fierce that buildings and agriculture is threatened.
The city is cut in two halves by the seasonal river Oued Aggaï, which could have been beautiful were it not that it doubles as trash can for the locals.
Over the river small bridges allows people, but no normal car traffic to pass. The city is dominated by white houses, simple in their designs, but often with terraces that are generally uncommon in Morocco.
Sefrou's history is dominated by religion. It was a Jewish town before Islam was introduced in the 8th century. There are many festivals in town, celebrating the cherry harvest, the prophet Daniel, the 17th century saint Sidi Lahcen Ben Ahmed or Lalla Rekia and her miraculous spring that cures madness.

Sefrou, Morocco

By Tore Kjeilen