Taiz: Attractions and more...
The city of Taiz is a beautiful historical attraction with several old, stunning white mosques, quarters and appealing architecture. The palace of Imam Ahmed, now a museum, the Al-Qahira castle, the Ashrafiya mosque and the Mudhaffar mosque are some of the significant and much visited places. The Al-Qahira castle is a major historical landmark. The beautiful castle, built in the fifteenth century, is the perfect example of the ancient architectural wealth.
Positioned amidst some impressive springs and streams are the Saber mountains, which are also the highest mountains in Yemen. The mountains offer a magnificent view of the city including the Al-Thabab valley.
The Youfris is among the most prominent historical complexes in the city with most monuments being more than 500 years old. A number of interesting sites like the tomb of the mystic Sheikh Ahmed Bin Alwan and the Youfris mosque are located here.