12-Hour Tour Of El Jadida & Casablanca Sightseeing From Casablanca
Sign up for this tour to transfer from Casablanca to El Jadida and explore the Bastion of the Angel and Saint-Sébastien Bastion. Travel across the Church of Assumption opposite a mosque with a unique minaret before heading back to Casablanca. Stroll through the Habous District, and visit the lively Central Market, the surrounding Royal Palace, and the famous Hassan II Mosque.
- Enjoy sightseeing of El Jadida, including the old Portuguese town, port
- Explore the impressive defensive structures and cisterns built by the Portuguese
- Revel in the ambience of this relaxing seaside town
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- You will be picked up from the Casablanca port in an air-conditioned minibus and drive to El Jadida. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the former Mazagan became El Jadida (The New City) in 1815.
- The Portuguese built the fortified city, which initially had five bastions. Today, only four remain. You can reach them by taking a perfectly preserved path around the battlements. The Bastion of the Angel provides a good view of the town, the port and the sea. The Saint-Sébastien bastion has a crude chapel from the Inquisition. A ramp allows you to go down to the Porte de la Mer. This slope going down to the water was used to escape by the Portuguese in 1769. Going back up on the main street can access the Portuguese cistern. Forgotten in the past, it was rediscovered by chance in 1916. A shaft of light lights up the center of this underground chamber, supported by five rows of columns—a beautiful setting where films such as Othello by Orson Welles and Harem by Arthur Joffé were shot.
- By continuing the walk, you will come across the Assumption church opposite a mosque with a unique minaret, and it is probably the only pentagonal one in the world. After this guided tour, we will head back to Casablanca for a lunch break.
- Resume the tour and see the most important sights of Casablanca or Dar El Beida in Arabic, which means “White House”, and was coined by a group of Spanish and Portuguese sailors who stopped there before the city was built and marvelled at the white houses facing the ocean in the Anfa district. Today, Casablanca is a bustling city with boulevards and modern infrastructure.
- Walk around the Habous district with small squares and narrow arcade streets, a fine example of contemporary city planning mixed with the traditional Medina (a maze-like street) style.
- Continue towards the United Nations Place and the majestic Mohammed V Square, followed by a visit to the lively Central Market and the surrounding Royal Palace.
- Next up, enjoy the colourful Habous Quarter and the Mehkma (Tribunal). Visit the marvellous Cathedral Notre Dame de Lourdes and the famous Hassan II Mosque, two religious epicentres and top off your tour with a pleasant stroll down the residential area of Anfa.
- Your tour ends with a drop-off at Casablanca port.
- Guided tour of El Jadida
- Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- Local guide
- Hotel or port pick-up and drop off
- Onboard Wi-Fi
- Food and drink
- Entrance fees for monuments
- Tips and gratuities (optional)
Know before you go
- Similar to El Jadida, nearby Azemmour has a Portuguese past. Tall, robust walls surround the medina, whose inner streets boast a combination of detailed street art and crude graffiti. Local guides will lead you safely through the decaying streets for a few dollars. There are pleasant coastal views, and visitors can experience local life in a typical Moroccan community. The 17km drive should take between 25 and 35 minutes.
For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -Refund of 80% of the tour price.
|1 To 20||EUR 105.85 Per Person|
This is a private tour