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Smara



Smara
Introduction

1. The Zawiyya

2. The mosque

3. The old mosque

4. Alive at night

5. Domed barracks

6. Scenes

Practicalities




















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SMARA
Red and friendly

Smara in Morocco, where the river is dry most of the year


Smara in Morocco, where the river is dry most of the year

Smara in Morocco, where the river is dry most of the year


Out here, a good hundred kilometres into the real Sahara desert, Smara is nice town. And it very much is a town, not a village.
Few seem to think similar, that it is nice, all people living in this region appear to think that only Laayoune is worth anyone's attention.
Smara is red and small-scale, but walks around the town does not get boring. And there is even a fair collection of sights here, too.
The zawiyya of the Blue Sultan is the greatest sight here. But even the mosque is a must for anyone coming to Smara, as it has a design very different from anything I have seen elsewhere in Morocco.





By Tore Kjeilen