Une vraie caverne d'Ali Baba

Une vraie caverne d'Ali Baba

Tapis berbères de qualité à profusion. Photo Guido Camici

Plafond finement ouvragé

Plafond finement ouvragé

C'était celui de l'ancienne synagogue dans laquelle s'est installé le magasin Aladin

Superbe coupe

Superbe coupe

En bois, avec décorations de cuivre repoussé

Objets marocains

Objets marocains

Ils proviennent de plusieurs régions du pays. Le guéridon de droite est de style fassi (de Fès).

Travail juif du cuivre

Travail juif du cuivre

On trouve encore de beaux témoignages de ces habiles artisans qui ont pour la plupart quitté le Maroc lors de l'indépendance du pays, pour émigrer en Israël

Table en marbre

Table en marbre

Un magnifique dessin


Aladin in Taroudant: very beautiful and quite expensive ...

It is one of the most beautiful stores of art objects and antiques, more or less old, in the South of Morocco. Installed in the former synagogue of Taroudant, former Saadian capital, Aladdin (sometimes written Aladdin) is in the form of a veritable cave of Ali Baba. Anyone who loves beautiful objects is tempted by the devil at Aladdin.

The prices, we suspect, are high, even very high. Absolutely essential bargaining! And, anyway, we have it for the pleasure of the eyes!

The seal of quality

At Aladin, although part of the stock has found a taker in Marrakech, we find all kinds of ornate decorative objects, vases, lamps, tables, camel skin seats of extreme finesse, an incredible also a reserve of carpets, or even dishes in nickel silver, an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc quite common in Morocco.

Some pieces are very old, others come out of the workshop. They have one thing in common: they are marked with the seal of quality, although the amonites presented are doubtful as to their authenticity.

Counterproductive insistence

Please note: the sellers are insistent. It's unpleasant and often counterproductive ... Because who likes to buy under pressure? For this reason, we can be led to give up the purchase of a superb dish of wood and copper ...


The Taroudant Synagogue was decommissioned shortly after Morocco's independence, when indigenous Jews en masse took over Israel. Like all those of Morocco, with the exception of that of Essaouira, the Jewish community of Taroudant is on the verge of extinction. Only vestiges of the strong past imprint remain, such as the old Jewish cemetery which has remained intact, which can be visited near Aladdin. There is indeed always a local on the lookout for the slightest dirham and who will take you there ...

Aladin also has a store in the municipal souk of Taroudant (block B n ° 31), tel +212 5 28 85 30 01

 

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

In just over three quarters of an hour   from the Garden to the Stars. Aladin is not registered on Google Maps. This bazaar is located very close to Riad Taroudant.