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Azrou Morocco is a city to head to relax and free your mind. Take a break from the crowd of the big cities. Visitors are drawn to Azrou for monkeys and fragrant cedar forest trails as well. The town serves as an important Berber market center in the Middle Atlas. In Spring, shaggy woods and meadows burst into flowers, adding to the beauty of the city.


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The name Azrou, which means Great Rock, is derived from an isolated outcrop that marks the town’s western boundary. The town is easily accessible from the south side of Place Mohammed V. The big Ennour mosque is a beautiful landmark with its beautiful local cedar.



Location of Azrou Morocco


Azrou Morocco is located 17 km southwest of Ifrane and is elevated approximately 3950 feet (1204 m). It is an old Amazigh (Berber) settlement, developed into an all-seasons resort. 




Weather and Best Time to Visit Azrou


Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 33°F to 86°F and is rarely below 27°F or above 94°F.


The summers are short, dry, warm, and motley clear in Azrou. On the other hand, the winters are long, wet, very cold, and partly cloudy. Throughout the whole year, the temperature ranges from 33°F to 86°F and is rarely below 27°F or above 94°F.


The best time to visit Azrou for hot-weather activities is from early July to late August. Due to humidity, the weather feels nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter.


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Things To Do in Azrou


Trout fishing is especially popular in the town. It is famous for its forest and many butterflies, so it is great for nature lovers. Here are listed some of the things to do while in Azrou.



1. Enjoy the view at Cedre Gouraud


It is a must-see forest if you are in Azrou. The forest has so many dead trees, but the experience is magnificent and chilling. You will also get to see the mountains overlooking Azrou. 



2. Try local food


Try a local meal while resting from wandering around. Find yourself something delicious to eat which is easy in Azrou. Hit one of these restaurants: Les Delices, Poissons Abdelouafi, and Cafe petrol. They are the best there.



3. Try Monkey Watching 


Azrou is famous for monkeys. Don’t miss the monkey watching experience. They are Barbary apes that are so used to humans. They will interact and walk with you around the mountains. Enjoy the company of friendly monkeys. Approach them and feed them nuts, they like it!


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4. Buy souvenirs


You won’t leave without buying something nice to remember the memories. You can buy hand-made local souvenirs from locals around the famous attractions or before you hike around the mountains.



5. Wander around Jari Saoud


Relax and enjoy the breathtaking 5-hectare touch of nature. Enjoy hiking around the area and experience the amazing views of nature, the trees, flowers, and butterflies. A picnic is recommended to have.



6. Trekking 


Since Azrou is famous for the magnificent mountains and forests, the best way to live the experience is to trek. Explore the hidden gems of the town as well as the animals of the place.



7. Camping


For an adventurous tour of the mountains and forest of Azro, try staying the night at the camping zone. It is safe as you won’t be alone. Many tourists experience camping as well. Enjoy the sky view and the milky way magnificence. 



The people of Azrou are very friendly and nice, just like all places in Morocco. One of the best experiences is to meet new friends and enjoy intimacy among new people. Another perk about the locals is that you get to know the history from them. They also give you tips about the best things you can do while you are in the town.