Excursion to El Jadida & Azemour

Excursions from Marrakech, Marrakech

A guided tour of the old Portuguese town in El Jadida and of the town of Azemour (about 30 minutes drive).

These towns share a common past regarding their Portuguese history. Azemour being the oldest of the two.
The tour starts outside the town, taking a look from the harbor at its massive walls. In the morning, the sun illuminates the city and one can observe much activity on the water; the small fishing boats returning with their catch or going out to fish, the trawlers along the quay and the fishermen intent on catching a fish or two whilst having a chat with their friends.

Next, you walk to the ramparts through 'la porte des boeufs' and visit the cité inside its walls. Around 12 o’clock you are near the cistern created in the 16th century to provide its inhabitants with drinking water.
Lunch around 12.30 at Hotel L'Iglesia.

After lunch off to Azemour.
Azemour has a river called Oum Rbia, the longest in Morocco. The Médina is completely white but, during a festival in May every year, famous painters meet to decorate its walls.  Weavers can still be seen working. A walk along the river, not far from the sea, looking at houses under restoration by artisans is very interesting. Near the Capitainerie, there is an old baker who paints his bakery‘s walls with strange and interesting pictures.

Price:  360 DH per person (not including lunch)

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