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Time  24 minutes

Coordinates 71

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near Azemmour, Doukkala-Abda (Morocco)

Azemmour or Azamor (Arabic: أزمور‎; from Berber: Azemmur, ⴰⵣⴻⵎⵎⵓⵔ, i.e. "The Olives"; Portuguese: Azamor) is a Moroccan city, on the left bank of the Oum Er-Rbia River, 75 km southwest of Casablanca. Although it was a dependency of the King of Fez, Azemmour had great autonomy. In 1486 its inhabitants became vassals and tributaries of João II of Portugal. Manuel I of Portugal confirmed the treaty in 1497 and the city paid 10 000 savéis every year. When resistance began to grow against paying tribute, Manuel in 1508 sent a small fleet commanded by João de Meneses to conquer the city.

In 1513 Azemmour's governor Moulay Zayam refused to pay the tribute and mustered a powerful, well-equipped army. Manuel responded to this challenge by sending a massive fleet of 500 ships and 15 thousand soldiers (Bergreen, 19). James, Duke of Braganza led this army and on 1 September he conquered the city with no resistance from its inhabitants. Ferdinand Magellan, the man famed for leading the first-ever circumnavigation of the earth, was among the Portuguese soldiers there; he lost his horse in skirmishes outside the city. Portuguese control of the city lasted only for a short period; it was abandoned by João III of Portugal in 1541 due to his court's economic difficulties.

The patron saint of Azemmour is Abu Shuayb. His mausoleum was built on the order of Mohammed ben Abdallah. Each year a moussem is celebrated to honour him.

(Maroc) La Costa Atlántica y Sur en 4x4 (junio 2014):
Se suceden las ciudades fortificadas por los portugueses (Al-Jadida, Safi, Essaouira), un paisaje costero impresionante (playa de Oualidia y sus célebres ostras, el Parque Nacional Sous Massa) y el AntiAtlas agreste, donde reina el árbol del argán, con montañas y profundos valles (cascadas de Imouzzer des Ida Outanane, Tafroute). Una semana aprovechando bien los días largos de junio, de sol a sol.
Programa detallado:
dia 1 314km: MARRAKECH - KASBAH BOULAOUANE - CASABLANCA
dia 2 386km: CASABLANCA - AZEMMOUR - EL JADIDA - OUALIDIA - ESSAOUIRA
dia 3 235km: ESSAOUIRA - TAMRI - IMOUZZER DES IDA OUTANANE - AGADIR
dia 4 339km: AGADIR - TAFRAOUTE - TIZNIT - SIDI IFNI
dia 5 195km: SIDI IFNI - LEGZIRA - PARK SOUS MASSA - AGADIR
dia 6 260km: AGADIR - MARRAKECH
dia 7 : MARRAKECH

(Maroc) en 4x4 Marrakech Ouazarzate Tinerhir Zagora Taroudant (octubre 2011)
dia 1: (Maroc) Marrakech Telouet Ait Ben Haddou
dia 2: (Maroc) Ait Ben Haddou- Gorges Dades- Todra- Tinerhir
(Maroc) Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah
(Maroc) Ouazarzate Kasbah Taourit
dia 3: (Maroc) Tinerhir Zagora
(Maroc) Biblioteque Tamegroute
(Maroc) Duna de Tinfou en Zagora
dia 4: (Maroc) Zagora palmeral
(Maroc) Zagora Taroudant
dia 5: (Maroc) Taroudant Kasbah
(Maroc) Taroudant Zouk
(Maroc) Taroudant Marrakech
dia 6: (Maroc) Marrakech Place Jemma El Fna
(Maroc) Marrakech Kasbah
dia 7: (Maroc) Marrakech Zouk

viaje a (Maroc) Tánger-Chefchaouen-Meknes-Merzouga-Fez-Tánger en seis días(diciembre 2009)
dia 1: Tanger Chefchaouen por carretera 108km
dia 1: Chefchaouen Meknes por carretera 193km
dia 2: visita a Meknes- Place El-Hedim, Mausolée Mulay Ismail
dia 2: Meknes Merzouga por carretera 454km
dia 3: Rio Ziz -Dunas Erg Chebbi en 4x4
dia 4: Merzouga Fez por carretera 484km
dia 5: visita a Fez Jdid
dia 5: visita a Fez El Bali
dia 5: visita a Fez el-Bali
dia 6: Fez- Tanger por carretera 421km

viaje a (Maroc) Tanger MergaZerga Casablanca Marrakech en cinco días (abril 2009)
dia 1: Tanger- MoulayBousselham por carretera 195km
dia 1: Merja Zerga en barco por la laguna
dia 2: MoulayBousselham Casablanca por carretera 231km
dia 2: Casablanca Marrakech por carretra 243km
dia 3: visita a Marrakech
dia 4: Marrakech -Valle de Ourika por carretera 119km
dia 5: Marrakech Tanger por carretera 570km

viaje a (Maroc) Tanger-Asilah-MergaZerga-Chefchaouen en cuatro días(febrero 2008)
dia 1: Tanger Asilah por carretera 62km
dia 2: Asilah-Lixus-MoulayBouselham por carretera 292km
dia 2: Merja Zerga en barca por la laguna
dia 3: Asilah-Tetuan-Chefchaouen por carretera 294km
dia 4: Asilah-ZocoHadElGharbia-Tanger por carretera 51km

viaje a (Maroc) Volubilis Meknes Merzouga Fez Chefchaouen en 5 días(diciembre 2006)
dia 1: Tanger Volubilis Meknes por carretera 271km
dia 2: Meknes Merzouga por carretera 454km
dia 3: Merzouga Fez por carretera 484km
dia 4: Fez visita
dia 5: Fez Chefchaouen Tanger por carretra 314km

(Maroc) Rabat Marrakech ValleOurika Tanger en 5 días(abril 2006)
dia 1: Tanger Rabat Marrakech por carretera 570km
dia 2: Marrakech visita
dia 3: Marrakech -ValleOurika por carretera 118km
dia 4: Marrakech visita
dia 5: Marrakech Tanger por carretera 570km

  • Photo of Azemmour
  • Photo of Azemmour
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  • Photo of Azemmour
  • Photo of Azemmour
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Azemmour
  • Photo of Oued Oum Er Rbia
Oued Oum Er Rbia
  • Photo of puerta, bab
  • Photo of puerta, bab
puerta, bab

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