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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  • This may be worth a tour, but I can not recommend any purchase here. We bought a table and it came damaged. When I tried to recover monies from insurance, DHL would not pay because the item was packag...  more »
  • It weas good to see the entire process of how they turn Fossils into Souvenirs, Kitchen benchtops and bathroom vanities but still not sure about if this should happen or not. Apart from the interestin...  more »
  • Amazing local of which abound in Morocco, since it is the first exporter of fossils in the world, dedicated to the commercialization of fossils from quarries in the area. A journey through the fossils to learn how they were organisms that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. You can see the work in the workshops and in the exhibition and sale purchase some compositions and loose fossils (ammonites and other cephalopods)
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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.
  • Very cool objects, furniture and jewelry made out of fossils from the surrounding mountains! The quick tour was interesting to see how they create the pieces from giant rock slabs. The prices aren't too bad and there isn't really any pressure to buy anything. We got some jewelry and simple pieces for our house. There was lots of really cool creations though.
  • Amazing! Sea fossils embedded in sedimentary rock 300 to 500 million years old is transformed into tables, sinks, ornamental pieces, jewelry. Every piece has visible fossils in rock harder than marble.
  • Incredibile objects at an accessible price, shipped directly to your home !!
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