Excursion to Asilah
The Medina :
Three magnificent and monumental gates allow you to enter the medina. It is calm and admirably clean, it is surrounded by ramparts (built by the Portuguese) overlooking the sea on one side and the city on the other.
These doors open the way for you to visit the heart of the city with its traditional shops and dive into the socio-cultural universe of this locality.
- The Bab El Houmar gate (gate of the earth) leads to a maze of alleys lined with rows of white houses with colored bases.
- The Bab El Bahr gate (gate of the sea) gives access to the ramparts.
- The Bab El Kasba gate, a gate built under Spanish rule also called a “cultural gate” because it is through it that you can access the cultural spaces of the medina.
Bourj El Kamra :
One of the most important monuments in the medina. This square tower represents the symbol of Portuguese architecture. Bourj El Krekiya: Another landmark in Asilah, at the top of this tower, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the ocean. Elkisariya: Commercial space that has kept its old style, you will discover shops presenting goldsmiths, crafts, fabrics … You will get there by crossing the Bab El Houmar gate.
Le grand palais de Raïssouni :
Date of the beginning of the XXth century of Arab and Andalusian design, built by the famous brigand Moulay Ahmed Raïssouni. This palace houses a cultural center with amazing internal decorations. A gate of the rampart will give you access to this palace.
Hassan II Center:
Built in old stables, it hosts temporary exhibitions and during the summer Moussen: conferences and other cultural events.
Sidi Mansour cemetery: You will appreciate the beauty of its white dome and its tombs with colorful ceramics
Jamââ El Kbir :
During the Portuguese invasion it was a church, today it has become a busy mosque.
New city :
Built under the Spanish protectorate, it has kept an Andalusian look.
The festival: Every year, in August, in the medina, it is the festival of culture that honors the visual arts, folklore and cultures of the world.
- The port (no infrastructure), you will find trawlers and fishing boats.
- Walks on the corniche.
- The very beautiful sandy beaches characteristic of the Moroccan Atlantic coast.
- Rmilat: Four kilometers from Asilah, huge beach in the middle of wild nature.
• The cromlech of M’Soura: Twenty-five kilometers from Asilah, in a barren site, stand one hundred and seventy menhirs (approximately) which form a circle around a mound about fifty-five meters in diameter.