Rissani , the commercial heart of the region, is a very lively center.
The souk of the city is a colorful place, very frequented by the inhabitants of the surrounding communes and the nomads of the desert. You can go there by public transport on Thursday and Sunday.
The dates , production of the area, represent an important local trade.
The monumental gateway to the city is one of the most beautiful in Morocco.
It is the ancient capital of Tafilalet . Under the name of Sijilmassa, it was a major caravan center of trans-Saharan trade, the most important in Morocco, in the Middle Ages. Most of the traffic with Black Africa was in gold, ivory, slaves and salt from the Sudan.
Rissani's location as a crossroads between the north and the south still gives the city an important status.
On the outskirts, you can also visit the Mausoleum of Ali Moulay Cherif, leader of Tafilalet in the seventeenth century and father of the current Alaouite dynasty. The monument is a cultural, religious and local tourist attraction.