El Jadida

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1. March 2020
3. March 2020

El Jadida is a coastal town 100km south of Casablanca in Morocco.

From the sea, El Jadida's old city has a very "un-Moorish" appearance; it has massive Portuguese walls of hewn stone. The Portuguese Fortified City of Mazagan was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, on the basis of its status as an "outstanding example of the interchange of influences between European and Moroccan cultures" and as an "early example of the realisation of the Renaissance ideals integrated with Portuguese construction technology". According to UNESCO, the most important buildings from the Portuguese period are the cistern, and the Manueline Church of the Assumption. The city, and particularly its neighboring town of Sidi Bouzid, becomes extremely busy in the summer season with an influx of mainly Moroccan holiday-makers. Nearby is the five-star resort complex of Mazagan, which attracts the Moroccan elite as well as many international visitors from the Persian Gulf as well as from Europe and beyond. Mazagan has a golf course designed by Gary Player, casino, nightclub and restaurants.

Country:
Morocco
Region:
Africa
Population:
190,000 people
Safe tap water:
No, contaminated
Internet speed:
6 Mbps
Best wireless carrier:
Best coffee:
L'Entracter
Cashless society:
No, cash only (esp. for foreigners)
Best taxi app:
http://uber.com
Power:
115V230V50Hz
Ambulance:
15
Fire department:
15
Police:
19

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