French Colonial Presence In Sefrou French Influence on Architecture

These photos show the architecture of buildings in Sefrou. The French had many major contributions to the architecture of buildings in sefrou, one distinct quality is the use of large windows which is seen in the photos. Islamic architecture placed little emphasis on windows since it violated the privacy and sanctity of private buildings. Even […]

Worship and Multiculturalism in Sefrou

The geographical location of Sefrou has always been at the intersection of various great civilizations and important events in history. From the Roman province in the 1st century to the foundation of the Arab Kingdom in the 7th century, the invasion of the colonial countries in the 15th century and finally the independence in the 20th century, a variety […]

Various Stories Belonging to Sefrou

As one of the most recognized symbols of Morocco’s Multiculturalism, Sefrou once embodied the spirit of diversity with acceptance, openness, and amity as its pillars. This renowned plurality resulted from cultures, traditions, creeds, and languages intermingling freely and peacefully; however, what remains now is a dwindling Jewish heritage and manifold accounts of the harmonious lives […]

Sefrou and Personal Connections

Bled Sefrou, as named by Clifford Geertz, is a social space, a network of relationships mediated by markets, public institutions, local identities, and densely interwoven bonds of kinship and alliance. Sefrou is considered as a microcosm, an ethnic laboratory as called by professor Sadik Rddad, of Moroccan society. Sefrou hosts a representative number of Moroccan […]