The ancient city, well known in the kingdom, the ramparts of the enclosed city that encircles the ancient city of “Medina” and which was built by the Portuguese, the castle of the sea, the Portuguese cathedral, the citadel Dar Essoltan, Agouz fortress, mosque Of Sidi Chiker and the mosque of Sidi Dahmane is what forms this historic city that will make get lost in the past.
Youssoufia is a Moroccan city, located in the center-west of Morocco, 60 km from Benguéris, East of Safi, 100 km from Marrakech and 230 km south of Casablanca with a population of 80 000. Lovers of nature, green tourism or mountains, do not hesitate to stay on the borders of Lake Zima , The cave Goraani and Ayir characterized by rock carvings and debris of pottery dating back to the Neolithic. You will be able to see The Royal Reserve of Gazelles, It is a biological reserve of M ‘ Sabih T Alaa, is one of the oldest reserves of terrestrial fauna in Morocco. Douar Laassasla, its inhabitants known by their rural brotherhood, raise a breed of endangered dogs: the slougui, greyhound for hunting and racing.
The mosque and mausoleum Sidi Chiker is one of the oldest monuments in the Safi region, built by one of the companions of Okba Bnu Nafi al-Fihri in the first century of the Hegira.
It is also known for its natural phosphate richness, which is ranked second in Morocco after Khouribga, which helps the Kingdom be the world’s largest exporter and third largest producer of phosphate.
THE REGION HMMER
For lovers of horses and fantasia, this region is famous for breeding, which was at the origin of the birth of the fantasia. In past centuries, the princes of the Alawite dynasty came there to learn about the equestrian arts.
Covering an area of 600 hectares, it consists of a basin surrounded by hills and supplied with salt water by a shallow underground circulation coming from the water table of the plain of Chemaia. After being saturated with the passage of salt piles, these waters come back to the bottom of the bowl. They are recovered by pumping for evaporation in the basins. From December to March, many flamingos are attracted by a rare species, the Ol’artmia shrimp, living in this lake.
ROYAL GAZELLE RESERVE
It is a biological reserve of M’sabih Talaa, is one of the oldest reserves of terrestrial wildlife in Morocco.Located on the territory of the rural commune Sidi Chiker, about 70 kilometers from Safi, the reserve covers an area of 1987 ha where are preserved about 300 gazelles race “Dorcas” from the Haouz region.