The Souss-Massa Region has a long history and a rich Amazigh identity. From the nomadic tribes to the modern age, the Region’s historical background is a fascinating cultural journey rich in emotions, the symbols of which are now preserved in magnificent museums.
Cultural, historical, or memorial, here are the five museums in Souss-Massa that you must visit.
The Memoirs of Agadir museum takes place at the magnificent Garden of Olhao. A vast exhibition of photographs and documents tells the story of the Kasbah Agadir Oufella and the magnitude of the damage caused by the 1960 earthquake that destroyed it. The stunning memorial also allows visitors to explore the stages of the city’s reconstruction as well as the rare buildings that survived the devastating earthquake.
The museum opens from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Admission fee: 10 DHS/person.
This museum is dedicated to the cultural heritage of Souss-Massa, as the title indicates. It is located in Agadir’s city center and recognizes and relates the stories of the region’s tribes through a variety of authentic items, some of which date back to the 16th century. As you walk through, you will discover works of art, original costumes, secular pottery, ancestral and contemporary jewelry, carpets, books and manuscripts, wooden utensils, and even magnificent antique doors of the Region.
The store is open from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. / +212 5288-21632
The Palace of Claudio Bravo is located at the base of the High Atlas, 8 kilometers from Taroudannt. It takes you on a cultural adventure between hyperrealism and tradition. The magnificent residence, which covers 75 hectares, includes several wings, rooms, and workshops, as well as the virtuoso Chilean painter’s mausoleum. Each room is a museum on its own, and the collection as a whole is a true artistic treasure: paintings by the artist and his friends, sculptures, exotic plant compositions, vases and old Moroccan ceramics, and so on.
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The Traditional House of Tafraout is a fascinating place that exudes authenticity and passion, nestled on a rocky peak in the heart of the Ammeln Valley. You will travel back in time with the help of the house’s kind hosts to learn about the Ammeln’s traditions, in addition to religious and ceremonial practices. A breathtaking visual experience filled with fascinating tales and stories about local myths and the daily life in the Valley. In addition to the museum, the location provides guest rooms and tables.
information/reservations: 0661-513793 / [email protected]
The Moroccan resistance to French and Spanish colonization is an important part of the country’s contemporary history. For decades, these liberation movements shaped society and contributed significantly to the Kingdom’s independence in 1955. Several historical memory spaces have emerged Across Morocco to honor these movements and retrace the history of their resistance. Some can be discovered in Tiznit, Tafraout, Taroudannt, and Agadir in the Souss-Massa region.