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near El Jadida, Doukkala-Abda (Morocco)

El Jadida (Berber: ⵎⴰⵣⵖⴰⵏ Mazaghan, Arabic: الجديدة Al-Jadida) is a port city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, in the province of El Jadida. It has a population of 144,440 (2004 census). From the sea, El Jadida's old city; has a very "un-Moorish" appearance; it has massive Portuguese walls of hewn stone.

El Jadida, previously known as Mazagan (Portuguese: Mazagão), was seized in 1502 by the Portuguese and controlled until 1769, when they abandoned Mazagão, their last territory in Morocco. Upon their forced departure, the Portuguese destroyed the Governor's Bastion and evacuated to the Portuguese colony of Brazil, where they founded new settlement Nova Mazagão (now in Amapá). The city was then taken over by Sultan Mohammed ben Abdallah in 1769 and remained uninhabited, having been dubbed al-Mahdouma (The Ruined). Eventually, Sultan Abd al-Rahman of Morocco ordered that a mosque be built and the destroyed portions of the city rebuilt. The reinvigorated city was renamed al-Jadida, or The New.
Manueline cistern of the El Jadida fortress.
Ramparts of El Jadida

The Portuguese Fortified City of Mazagan was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, on the basis of its status as an "outstanding example of the interchange of influences between European and Moroccan cultures" and as an "early example of the realisation of the Renaissance ideals integrated with Portuguese construction technology".

According to UNESCO,[3] the most important buildings from the Portuguese period are the cistern, and the Manueline Church of the Assumption.

Portuguese Cistern
Built in 1514, this former warehouse (possibly an armory) was converted into a cistern in the 16th century. The underground chamber, measuring 34 meters by 34 meters, was constructed with five rows of five stone pillars. The cistern is famous especially for the thin layer of water that covers the floor, and which creates fine and exciting reflections from the little light there is and the spartan shapes of the columns and the roof. Its visual qualities are such that several movies have been filmed within the cavernous space, of which Orson Welles' Othello is the best known internationally.

(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

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