El Jadida, Morocco is situated in the western part of Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean. It lies just 63 miles south of Casablanca, Morocco, Africa’s second largest city. El Jadida, Morocco was held by the Portuguese for 250 years from the 16th century and later was burnt down and reconstructed in 1815 after the Portuguese had left.
El Jadida in Morocco displays a fine contrast of the new and the old. While on one hand one finds the preserved remains of the Portuguese rule, on the other hand modern city life of resorts, nightclubs and restaurants exists.
One of the Morocco popular destinations in El Jadida is the underground cistern and the Church of Assumption built in the Manueline style of late Gothic architecture by the Portuguese in El Jadida, Morocco. These structures show the interchange of influences between the European and Moroccan cultures. This feature has had El Jadida listed among the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The summers are the best time in El Jadida, Morocco, when the city dwellers from within and outside the city come to enjoy the 16 kilometers stretch of beach. The beach becomes the most happening place in this time with a boulevard of lively cafes and lounges. Further 15 miles south of the city exists the beautiful lagoons with wetlands, home to a wide variety of migratory birds.
Accommodation is easily available in El Jadida, Morocco for all visitors suiting their budgets and tastes along with few restaurants.
El Jadida, Morocco is well connected by road to other cities in Morocco and taxis are the best mode of conveyance here.