Fodor's Expert Review Sidi Moussa Marabout

Ait Bougmez Valley Religious Building/Site/Shrine

A 2½-hour walk from the base of the valley will take you to the steep slope of Sidi Moussa Hill. Here stands a circular earthen building, a shrine to the saint Sidi Moussa (Moussa means "Moses" in Arabic), which dates to at least 200 years ago. Sidi Moussa, revered for his skills in curing infertility, was buried here, and his tomb once attracted many visitors, although few still make the pilgrimage. Women thought to have fertility issues would leave a garment at the door and then spend the night inside. For a time the building was used as a collective granary before being restored by the Titmit Village Association. A guardian will serve you a glass of tea and give you a tour (pay him 20 DH minimum or 10 DH per person—all proceeds go to the Association).

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Ruins

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Ait Bougmez, Tadla-Azilal  Morocco

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Rate Includes: Free; tour, 20 DH

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