Zagora Province

Zagora Municipality

Zagora Sign – Timbuktu is 52 Days Away by Camel
From ComQuat Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

Zagora municipality is the administrative center for the southern Draa. It was created in the 20th century and has a population of about 35,000. Just to the south of the city is Amzrou, one of the oldest Jewish kasbahs in the Draa Valley.


Amzrou House
Amzrou Alley
Amzrou Synagogue Door
Amzrou Former Jewish Shops
Amzrou Box with Jewish Themes
Amzrou Door with Jewish Themes
Blacksmith and Carpentry Tools Left by Jews Still Used by Amzrou Artisans

The ancient village of Amzrou was the home of a large community of Jews who left the country around 1958, after having lived for centuries in harmony with the Muslim Amazigh community. It has narrow streets and covered areas that accentuate the high walls. The west door was used by the Jews and the east by the Muslims. It has an old synagogue, which is in better shape than others in the Draa Valley. Nearby are the jewelers, the blacksmiths, and the carpenters whom you can visit. Blacksmiths, who were trained by the Jews, are still using the models left by them to make fibula (pins to hold garments together) and medallions.