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Rue Hachmi Bahbah | Cite Portugaise, El Jadida 24010, Morocco
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying close by so visited the cistern. It is an underground storage area with an opening to the sky. And that's it. Yes the arches are nice but you can see everything on a photo. The information was all in French no English...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lea C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large fresh water well close to sea- interesting but you pay too much to see a well.Guides cant speak English so had a problem

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KanwarTavy
Reviewed 1 November 2018

We visited the cisterns last September 2018, me and my husband we were very impressed by the amazing history and the great shape of the place. These cisterns are very clean and very well looked after

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MarkDiana
Reviewed 29 October 2018

There has been restoration since my last visit. This is the one must see place in El Jadida. 70dh to enter now.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stuartessaouira
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I visited the cistern with my husband. I'm Moroccan so I paid 10 dirhams and he's German so he paid 60 dirhams. Which we thought was quite unfair, also for what you actually see. Overall, 3€ would have been ok but 6€ was too much!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lamiaa r
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We found the old cistern but the entrance fee is now 60 dirhams for foreign visitors. We saw locals walking in for free. It is just one fairly dark, vaulted room with a pretty shaft of light coming in over the centre making it quite...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Monda15
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Just because it's on the way, I'm not sure I'd go anywhere Half a minute of rotation would be enough

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Yifta
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Not worth the visit at all. You go in to a basment and come out having lost over 10 euros each in the process.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Travellerinthisworld
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Down a little street in El Jadida is the Portugese Cistern..more than 500 years old..spectacular..best to arrive at noon but not required..a siimple 10 dirham entry fee and you can spend as much time there as you’d like..one of the last remaining Portugese structures in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John R
Reviewed 1 August 2018

A deep cellar with dripping walls and some old vaulted ceilings. Or an amazing punctuation point into the Portugese history of this coast, with wonderful below ground images with the sun blazing through. Who are you?

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank marekw
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Response from hamiltonbrittany67 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely go in the morning, like a lot of places the hours can be unpredictable but they are usually open by 9