The Ministry of Culture has announced its intention to include the medina (old city) of Taza in northern Morocco in the national cultural heritage list.
Rabat – In a press release, the ministry said it has undertaken administrative measures to register and classify the Taza medina as a national cultural heritage site.
The statement added that the Taza medina is one of the oldest cities in Morocco. According to the ministry, the old medina was part of historic civilization and has ancient architectural heritage.
The initiative is part of the ministry’s strategy to safeguard and preserve the tangible and intangible national heritage.
The ministry started the classification of historic buildings on the heritage list to inscribe the heritage in the overall development vision to preserve historic buildings, panorama, rock carvings, works of art, and traditions.
The ministry’s project is also in line with King Mohammed VI’s instructions to improve Morocco’s old medinas.
In October, the monarch chaired a ceremony focused on the sustainable restoration of Morocco’s walled cities.
The ceremony marked the signing of four conventions of restoration programs to promote famous Moroccan destinations, including the coastal city of Essaouira and Marrakech.
The government allocated MAD 2.35 billion for the restoration programs.
The programs also aim to preserve Morocco’s architectural heritage and to honor cultural wealth.