Demnate is a modest market center to which villagers from the neighboring hills and plains bring multifarious produce, especially for the Sunday souk held outside the walls. Once famed for its ceramics artisans, Demnate still has some traditional kilns. The rectangular ramparts are made of an unusual ocher-color pisé (clay) and pierced by two monumental portals; within is a kasbah built by T'hami el-Glaoui. As you approach the town, look out for the government-built dam, towering above the road.

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