Macro Fossiles Kasbah, Erfoud

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#2 of 8 in Museums in Meknes-Tafilalet Region
Explore fossils embedded in rock and polished for display at Macro Fossiles Kasbah, a workshop and gallery showcasing processed minerals found in the desert. This family-run company makes exhibition pieces highlighting fossil imprints--evidence that this area was once a seabed. Pore over the various objects, including water fountains, chess sets, plates and bowls, which contain original selenopeltis trilobites, starfish, and bivalves. You'll observe the traditional way of polishing stones using sand and water, and can take home a truly prehistoric souvenir. With our world travel planner, Erfoud attractions like Macro Fossiles Kasbah can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I visited Macro Fossiles Kasbah three years ago on a tour. Unfortunately I had gotten very sick and have much better memories of the toilet there rather than the attraction. Even so I enjoyed what I.....  more »
  • It was a very interesting place to visit we had a guided tour of the whole Factory everything was explained to us from picking the stone to cutting and polishing a lot of work definitely goes into it....  more »
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  • A veritable cornucopia of fossils and minerals, all found locally. Some of the pieces are spectacular. The prices aren't the cheapest but the standard of workmanship is high. Worth a visit.
  • Beware of the tourist trap! Aside from the fact that the only reason tours bring you here is to entice you to spend your disposable income, this place is awesome. They hand carve sinks, tables, murals and an assortment of other household items from slabs of rock that once sat at the bottom of the ocean hundreds of millions of years ago. All of the slabs are filled with fossils of cephalopods or squids or jellyfish or starfish. Wicked cool place to stop and gaze into Morocco's past.

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