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Day Trip: El Jadida Portuguese History Along the Coast

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Journey out from Marrakech to visit the coastal port city of ElJadida which was heavily influenced by the Portuguese. Visit its citadel, ramparts, impressive cistern and other defensive structures that were left behind.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic

Pick-up service

From your Hotel or Apartment in Marrakech.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • See El Jadida, known in Berber as Mazagan, is an old Portuguese city located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco
  • Visit the Manueline Cistern of the El Jadida fortress, the Walled Portuguese City
  • Understand for yourself why it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the old medina, the restored consulate, the church, and the Jewish Mausoleum
  • Take time out for a seafood lunch at one of El Jadida’s many beaches
Full description
You will be picked up from your Hotel Marrakech around 8:00 AM by your private driver. Then journey to El Jadida and enjoy an interesting port city along the coast. See how unique the landscape is along the way. Hear about local customs from your driver. 

El Jadida is an old Portuguese city located on the Atlantic ocean. is considered the best shelter place along the coast for the Portuguese who left in 1769.
The Portuguese city is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fortification with its bastions and ramparts is an early example of Renaissance military design. The surviving Portuguese buildings include the cistern and the Church of the Assumption, built in the Manueline style of late Gothic architecture.

Enjoy the ambiance of this relaxing seaside town and explore the impressive defensive structures and cisterns built by the Portuguese before finally returning to Marrakech City. The tour finishes between 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, depending on journey time. 
Includes
  • Transport between your Hotel in Marrakech
  • Lunch
  • Guide (English or French)
  • Water
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users