Asilah

  • Some 25 miles south of Tangier, the small town of Asilah offers a peaceful break inside its fortified ramparts dating back to the 15th century. From the heights of the ochre walls, flanked by two bastions, you can admire the sea, the Medina and alleys lined with white houses. The façades of the city provide a background for mural frescoes. The Raissouli palace, built at the turn of the century, has ...
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  • A meeting place of inhabitants who have come from the Rif to sell their wares. The medina remains intact.
    © Eduardo Lopez Coronado / 123RF
  • Olives form the basis of Moroccan cuisine. Try them out for yourself at Asilah's bustling, mouthwatering market.
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  • Nothing beats visiting the local market to try out fresh, regional produce.
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  • Take time to ramble through the city's passageways. Discover the Portuguese ramparts, the palaces and the towers at your own pace.
    © Eduardo Lopez Coronado / 123RF
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Morocco

Some 25 miles south of Tangier, the small town of Asilah offers a peaceful break inside its fortified ramparts dating back to the 15th century. From the heights of the ochre walls, flanked by two bastions, you can admire the sea, the Medina and alleys lined with white houses. The façades of the city provide a background for mural frescoes. The Raissouli palace, built at the turn of the century, has been transformed into a cultural centre today. The city also hosts a music festival in August.

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