since 2009

El Jadida

Unesco World Site El Jadida and its portuguese old quarter

A former Portuguese outpost, El Jadida is one of those mid size towns in Morocco where life goes on organically, without tourism affecting much of it. It preserves the Portuguese historical center, the military architecture of its old fort and the water cistern where Welles shot ‘Othello’. It’s worth a half a day visit from Casablanca or a stop on the way from Essarouira to Casablanca. Avoid in summer where multitudes of Marrakechis descend on its beaches.