Morocco’s wooded hillside town located in the Middle Atlas Mountains, Azrou is an idyllic getaway from the flashy cities and bohemian glamour. Evergreen cedar forests, butterfly meadows, rusty fish farms, and Barbary apes tagging along with visitors on their hikes—there are natural punctuations everywhere. The large volcanic outcrop that gave the city its name is among them. It marks the site with an earthbound brilliance. Wind down and wander in Azrou as you admire its refreshing surroundings. But, don’t miss out on the handful of cultural landmarks such as the Ennour Mosque or the colorful weekly souq.
The withdrawn characteristic of Azrou has led to a modest and authentic way of life in the town. You will experience the raw and intimate culture of Morocco unlike anywhere else. The restaurants are low-key but top-notch, with a tasty selection of local delicacies cooked over charcoal. If you are only passing by, look for the thick-furred energetic creatures on the side roads among the forests. The monkeys of Azrou are solid proof that there is no shortage of photographic sights in the town, and they will keep you in good company on your way to the next destination.
Tours visiting Azrou