Safi has obtained its classification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognized as a “world city for the industrial ceramics industry”.
Recognized for its pottery and ceramics, Safi arbitrates clay of excellent quality, which has earned it recognition by UNESCO. A title to which Fatima-Zahra Ammor, Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts and Social and Solidarity Economy reacted, saying she was proud of this recognition.
“Morocco has been home to many craft traditions since time immemorial, skilful blends of creativity and quality.
Today, the city of Safi, the cradle of master ceramists and the city housing the national ceramics museum, has been named a world city of historic ceramics by UNESCO. A pride for all Moroccans »wrote on her Instagram account, the Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts and the Social and Solidarity Economy.
National capital of pottery since 1920, Safi even houses the National Museum of Ceramics. Created in 1990, this monument was recovered by the National Museums Foundation in 2018 and is now one of the renowned Moroccan museums thanks to the richness and diversity of its collection consisting mainly of pottery and ceramics from Morocco. More than 600 objects are kept there, studied, and for the most part presented to the public.