Regional Council of Tourism Tangier Tetouan Al Hoceima

The Medina of Asilah

Medina de Asilah
Medina de Asilah

Asilah is known for its clean streets, the purity of its lines and its almost intact, fifteenth-century walls that border the sea. It's also known for the constant presence of artists and their work. The medina of Asilah embraces art and is embraced by the sea.
The usual way of entering the medina is via the archway of the Bab Kasbah, set into very well-preserved Portuguese walls dating from the fifteenth century.
Along the main street, on our right, is the Centre Hassan II des Rencontres Internationales. It takes on a special significance for the town's most important festival, the International Festival of Culture during which time the walls of the old town are covered with art. On the same side of the street is the Great Mosque with its octagonal minaret, and further on, you come to the Place Ibn Khaldoun, the site of the majestic Portuguese tower, Borj Al Kamra.
From there, the best option is to let yourself be carried away, walking through the bazaars and art galleries before reaching the incomparable Krikiya lookout tower near the mausoleum of Sidi Ahmed al Mansour. It's one of the most iconic places in Asilah. You'll marvel at the amazing sunsets to be seen from there.

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Take a walk along Asilah's beach and enjoy delicious fish and shellfish in the many surrounding restaurants.

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