Asilah

Holiday in Asilah

Roman then Arabic, Asilah was then conquered by the Portuguese who, in the 15th century, surrounded the medina with ramparts that can still be admired. Finally it will be the Spaniards who will assoir their domination on Asilah of the XVIIe until the end of the protectorate and the Moroccan independence in 1956.

From this Spanish hold, the population has kept the use of Castilian as a second language, it must however be added that Spanish tourists are also the most numerous to visit the city.

Nowadays Asilah is a pleasant seaside resort that has managed to preserve the ancient character of its old medina which has the particularity of being quiet, clean and well maintained.

Located on Ibn Battuta Avenue, Bab Al-Homar is the main gate of this maze of alleys that make up the medina. These are lined with charming white houses with blue shutters.

As for the sea gate, Bab Al-Bahar, it leads to the port and the Al-Kamra tower, an example of Portuguese military architecture. Next to the tower, an old bastion, Borj Krikiya, offers a splendid panorama over the ocean and the medina.

Asilah beach extends north of the port, once past the small marine cemetery grouped around a marabout, about ten minutes walk from downtown.

Other beaches extend south of the city, Rmilate (about 5 km) and a few kilometers further, Sidi Mghayet.



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