Where is El Jadida Located?
El Jadida is a Moroccan Seaport on the Atlantic. The city is the administrative seat of the homonymous province. In El Jadida live about 144,400 inhabitants.
What Country is El Jadida in?
The Foundation stone of the present-day El Jadidas was a small stronghold of the Portuguese, was built in 1502. Four years later, the small base was extended to the port fortress of Mazagao. In 1580, the Spaniards conquered the city and renamed it in Mazagan. For several centuries the city was an important Station for the trade ships that used the routes to and from India. In 1769, several attacks by Berber and troops of Moroccan sultans took place on Mazagan. Initially, the attacks could be repelled, but not permanently.
Many residents left the city and emigrated to Brazil. El Jadida fell. It was not until the nineteenth century that El Jadida, the present city, was re-founded.
Attractions of the Moroccan city
The former fortifications of the Portuguese in El Jadida are impressive. Since 2004 it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also worth visiting the Portugaise cistern, a former arms camp, which was later used as a water reservoir in the city.
Among the tourists, the city is known mainly because of its magnificent beaches. The most beautiful are the beaches of El Jadida, Haouzia and Sidi Bouzid. In the high season, the city is overrun by tourists. During the first weekend of August, one of Morocco’s largest equestrian Festivals takes place in the nearby Moulay Abdellah. Thousands of people camp for weeks in tents on the beach.
El Jadida Map
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