A real heritage & architectural treasure
One hour by car from Agadir (for the closest)
These collective granaries are traditional constructions specific to southern Morocco. They have a defensive vocation and storage of the goods (family harvests, manuscripts, deeds …) of a community.
Basically, it is the “bank” of the Souss Massa tribes but above all the symbol of a harmonious tribal organization.
Some granaries are still in operation but most tend to be abandoned.These granaries are made up of huts belonging to the different families of the tribe and these huts are passed down from generation to generation. For those in activity, you will find the Amin – the guardian of the granary who opens and closes the collective granary and who accesses the huts high up.
Do not hesitate to ask the people of the village for the contact information of the caretaker if you find the granary closed.
In southern Morocco, there are several kinds of granaries:
- granaries placed on rocky peaks = Restored granaries of Amtoudi
- cliff / cave granary = Ifri Imadiden
- quadrangular ground granary = Ait Kine
- oasis granary = Tiskmoudine