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Country: Morocco
City: El-jadida
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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El Jadida, also known as Mazagan, is a coastal town in Morocco, 96 km from Casablanca, the prefecture of the province of El Jadida. A fortified city, built by the Portuguese at the beginning of the 16th century and named Mazagan (Mazagão in Portuguese), was taken by the Moroccans in 1769. The fortifications of the Portuguese city, with their bastions and ramparts, Portuguese military architecture of the Renaissance. The Portuguese buildings still visible are the Portuguese cistern, the Portuguese fortress of Mazagan and the Church of the Assumption, built in the Manueline style. They offer an exceptional testimony to the crossed influences between European and Moroccan cultures. From the beginning of the nineteenth century, the city burst out of the city walls of the Portuguese city. It extends far beyond what is now a historic island on the Atlantic coast.

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