“The Queen” is the little sister of the imposing Ghardaïa. Almost exact replica, founded in 1124, Melika has a particular charm. Once the holy city of M’zab and at center of Melika are the tombs of a revered saint in the region, Sidi Aïssa, and his family, including the Iduden. Whose limed mud fingers pointed towards the sky are touching in their simplicity. Unlike the other ksour, the souk of Melika adjoins the great mosque, in the centre of the village. The inhabitants of Melika had also made the specialty of a certain pottery, known as green, and which for a long time constituted a significant part of the economic activity of the city.