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Small, pleasant

The old Portuguese city of El Jadida is a nondescript fortress, small compared to most in Morocco... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GVancouver
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Vancouver, Canada
Good

It was an old city inside a wall. With narrow streets and shops . It’s a bit more laid back and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Funmi O
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Lagos, Nigeria
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“old city” (17 reviews)
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El Jadida 24000, Morocco
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"old city"
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"narrow streets"
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"souvenir shops"
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"the main street"
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"couple of hours"
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"market area"
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"world heritage"
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"fort walls"
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"water cistern"
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"casa voyageurs"
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"small city"
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"port city"
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"within the walls"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old Portuguese city of El Jadida is a nondescript fortress, small compared to most in Morocco. There are plenty of tourist shops, a few restaurants, and a nice view from the small piece of the ramparts open to the public. The highlight is the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was an old city inside a wall. With narrow streets and shops . It’s a bit more laid back and less crowded compared to Essouira for example. I was there for two days and was able to visit the cistern . You can walk...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Portuguese City is inscribed as a world heritage site which located in medina of el jadida city. you need one hour to see whole the city. If you do not have enough time to see this city you can see only Portuguese cistern and jump...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

El Jadida is not overrun with tourists making the ramparts and Medina a pleasure to explore. Much more Moroccan and authentic than many other cities.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

If you are a fairly novice traveller like me and this is your first trip to Morocco, then perhaps visiting El Jadida doesn't need to be an essential part of your itinerary. I was underwhelmed by the Portuguese City and was only able to spend...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

A delightful walk along the old fort walls brings you close to the ocean, clean, fresh beach and large rocks. Old canons dot the turrets set on four sides. You can see much of the old city from that vantage point. Pretty colored boats line...More

Thank nutrinut
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Walk the ramparts of this well-built fortress, look out to sea & imagine how it was. Then turn to the interior, a tight mix of derelict , renovated & ultra-modern buildings with a sprinkling of tourist shops. Then down below to the cistern, a marvel...More

Thank Michael A J O
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

The views from here of the ocean are really pretty. You can see and feel the age of the walled fort, so it is pretty cool. There's not a lot to do in El Jadida, so this is one of the three things that should...More

Thank takeitallin14
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Visiting World Heritage sites is one of my hobbies, so I have seen many. The Portuguese City may have history on its side, but it is not notably attractive or appealing in comparison with other sites. I took the train from Casablanca’s Casa Voyageurs (about...More

Thank RichT529
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The walls are made of clay and extremely old! The cannons are still in place and you get a beautiful view of the old city and the sea.

Thank Elena257
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Ichun_12
9 January 2015|
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Response from masterecho | Reviewed this property |
I visited El Jadida last March 2014, as a tourist. As your question has only just been sent, I assume you are visiting there in December 2015? I suggest you contact the tourist board for El Jadida, or if there is none in... More
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