ABOUT SIDI KACEM
Want to discover Sidi Kacem? There are a thousand and one ways to experience it. Located where the Rdom river leaves the heights of the Meknes plateau to enter the large and fertile Gharb plain, this city gives you a desire for a hot bath in the summer without forgetting the splendid landscape that it abounds.
This city owes its name to Kacem, the son of Moulay Idriss, the founder of Fez in the 8th century.
The origin of this character, as well as the life of saint that he led in this place, next to the sea, conferred to this monument a considerable importance, where moreover, is his tomb in the North-West of Morocco.
For three centuries, a great moussem was celebrated there on the day of the Onçora on June 24 of the Julian year.
Sidi Kacem is a medium-sized city in northwest Morocco (2004 census).
On the axes Meknes (45 km) – Tangier (210 km) and Fez (85 km) – Rabat (120 km) with a population of 80,000 inhabitants, it has real assets for sustainable growth and development.
Its economy is essentially based on agricultural activities (the useful agricultural area covers 75%, with fertile land among the best in the kingdom, with immense water resources).
Due to its potential, it is a province of choice for investments. The city is a collection center for cereals produced in the hills located in the east and north producing citrus fruits, olive oil, cotton, beets, rice. The city has two important souks where you can do your shopping.
Afterwards you will see the tomb of a wise Muslim who earned the name Sidi (“saint”) who has been attracting pilgrims for four centuries.
His tomb became the religious center of the Guich tribe of Cherardas who arrived in the region much later.