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A charming historical city not yet over restored or overrun with tourists

Lovely compact city for an couple of hours stroll. Ramparts, fishing harbour, the old cistern and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
marekw
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Toronto
Nice take & lo key medina

An interesting 1-3 hour visit. The medina is particularly pleasant--compared to the ones in Rabat... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim F
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Center Ossipee, New Hampshire
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“old city” (16 reviews)
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El Jadida 24000, Morocco
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"old city"
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"souvenir shops"
in 5 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"market area"
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"world heritage"
in 3 reviews
"fort walls"
in 2 reviews
"nice walk"
in 2 reviews
"water cistern"
in 2 reviews
"casa voyageurs"
in 2 reviews
"small city"
in 2 reviews
"port city"
in 2 reviews
"within the walls"
in 2 reviews
"wander around"
in 3 reviews
"nice view"
in 2 reviews
"ramparts"
in 35 reviews
"medina"
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"casablanca"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely compact city for an couple of hours stroll. Ramparts, fishing harbour, the old cistern and more. Enjoy it while you can before it becomes a hot spot

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting 1-3 hour visit. The medina is particularly pleasant--compared to the ones in Rabat & Marrikesh which wre anything but pleasant. Many merchants spoke some english, prices negotiable and there was no pressure to purchase.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you expect much from the fort itself then you will be disappointed. The fort will not wow you. But if you take it as a local exeperience then you will be able to go through the sight, sense and definitely the smells too. A...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

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

Thank GVancouver
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 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 20 May 2018

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

Thank amooafshin
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 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

Thank caramel_freddo
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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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Ichun_12
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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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