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Imilchil (Morocco)

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3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
30km from Agoudal by car
When to go
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Imilchil

Latéfa Faïz Seasoned Traveller
114 written opinions

Situated in the High Atlas region, Imilchil is found 30 kilometres north of Agoudal.

My suggestion:
Imilchil is a good place to discover traditional Berber festivales, with its wedding moussem.
My review

Imilchil has been called "Little Tibet", and I quickly understood why. The climate there is harsh and even harsher in winter. And the landscape is quite austere. I found that the only notable event in Imilchil is the Moussem or Marriage Festival, which takes place each year in September, in Sidi Ahmed Oulmaghani, 3 kilometres from Imilchil.

Imilchil then comes out of its sleepiness: the douar is taken by storm in a considerable frenzy, by the Berbers of the region and the tourists on holiday in Morocco, Tents are constructed in Oulmaghani to receive the visitors; the hawkers get ready for some good business, tagines, skewers and other delicious dishes are concocted during the three days of the festival.

The Moussem brings together the young and single Berbers of the region in their most beautiful attire, but no marriage is celebrated there. It's essentially a festive time for meeting people: I saw men proclaiming their love for their bride in public, by reciting poems.

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