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  • Heritage Sites

    Mazagon

    The Portuguese city of Mazagan was built in the early 16th century on the Atlantic coast and was used as a defense settlement. Later in 1769 the settlement was taken over by the Moroccans. Today, the city of Mazagan serves as a good example of how well the Moroccan and European cultural influences can mix. The interchange of influences can be seen in the technology, architecture and the town ...

  • Attractions

    Heritage Sites

    World Heritage Sites are sites in certain countries that have been deemed by UNESCO to be of outstanding cultural or natural importance. This value is universal and so preserving such sites is seen as being beneficial to the entire world’s population. Most of the cultural heritage sites are historical in nature and provide evidence of the way early cultures lived their day-to-day lives. ...

  • Doukkala-Abda

    El Jadida

    El Jadida is a stylish and beautiful town, retaining the lanes and ramparts of an old Portuguese Medina. It was known as Mazagan under the Portuguese who held it from 1506 until 1769, when it was taken by sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdullah. Moroccan Mazagan was renamed El Jadida - 'The New' - after being resettled, partly with Jews from Azemmour, by the nineteenth-century Sultan Abd er ...

  • Regions

    Doukkala-Abda

    Situated in west-Central Morocco, the region of Doukkala-Abda has a population of close to 2 million. The capital city of the region is Safi.