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Zagora Sahara Desert MoroccoZagora is a city located in south-east Morocco. Zagora main income comes from the tourism industry due to the proximity of Merzouga village aside Erg Chebbi Dunes.

Zagora has a quite recent past. Although many ancient fortified villages exist in the region for several centuries already, Zagora was built up by the French troops after the difficult victory of Tafilalet Battle, that took place between 1916 and 1932.

Zagora is a very active city, full of commerce, restaurants and street cafés, hotels, banks and ATM’s, handicraft and souvenir shops, making it undoubtedly the region tourism capital.

Zagora yet modern, still preserves a certain authenticity of an true Arab town with an impressively “wild” market and gorgeous surrounding landscapes filled of oases, dunes and rocky mountains.

Zagora is a cinema hub for many movie directors. Some well known films had several scenes shot in Zagora, some include names as Prince of Persia 2010 by Director Dick Richards; March or Die 1977 by Director Dick Richards; The Mummy 1999 by Director Stephen Sommers.

Some Zagora attractions worth a visit are: the Royal Palace gate; Saturday market; panoramic view from the top of the Borj-Est that rises 935 metres (3067 feet) above the city; Fossile sites in Carriere des Fossiles; Maadid Ksar.

Distances to Zagora » Road distances in Morocco

Zagora Sahara Desert Morocco

  • Rissani to Zagora: 19km
  • Merzouga to Zagora: 55km
  • Errachidia to Zagora: 80km
  • Ouarzazate to Zagora: 315km
  • Azrou to Zagora: 360km
  • Meknes to Zagora: 420km
  • Fez to Zagora: 440km
  • Marrakech to Zagora: 510km
  • Tangier to Zagora: 665km
  • Essaouira to Zagora: 685km
  • Agadir to Zagora: 715km
  • Casablanca to Zagora: 750km
  • Rabat to Zagora: 820km
  • Dakhla to Zagora: 1945km
  • Laayoune to Zagora: 1405km

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