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9 Epic Things to see in Agadir, Morocco

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Written by Nancy Fernandez

1. Kasbah d’Agadir

Destruction was not spared and the Kasbah d’Agadir was once a medieval fortress on a hill, now tourists can see the long restored ramparts, with pieces of the original masonry it is best to climb the hill in the evening to admire the city under the rays of the setting sun.

The walk will not last more than an hour. It is also where many Moroccans do their Morocco Sahara trips, Then you can see the medina at the foot of the building, rebuilt from the ruins and rebuilt in 1992 by an Italian architect.

2. El Ahad Market in Agadir

For delicious cuisine and local sweets, go on Boulevard Abderrahim Bouabid to the ElAhad Bazaar. This is a traditional souk hidden behind high walls in Agadir Park and has 12 entrances

. Inside are 6,000 shops selling traditional leather goods, crockery, rugs and jewelry. They sell products made in Agadir and brought from other Moroccan cities.

Browse the local shops, haggle at the fruit stand and stock up on Moroccan spices. Nearby are rows of traditional cosmetics and perfumes, all that goodness generously interspersed with goods from Chinese manufacturers.

Agadir, Morocco Markets Spices

Agadir, Morocco Markets Spices

All the prices are three or four times too high, so you have to haggle in the shop while sipping delicious Berber tea. The doors are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. the shops are closed for a break.Closed on Mondays. Guided tours are regularly organized.

3. Berber Museum

The Berber Museum is an interesting urban collection of traditional clothes, amulets and jewelry, the main value of which is the amulet of Massa decorated with a spiral. Behind the terracotta gates are exhibited samples of Berber pottery and carpets.The museum was also a name of the 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes. The institution is open from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm every day except Sunday, located in the center of Agadir.

Agadir Morocco

Agadir Morocco

4. Lubnan Mosque

The reconstructed Lubnan Mosque, located near Olljan Park, is only visible from the outside.Built in the traditional Moroccan style, with a large minaret and a small dome. At the end of the last century, the building was generously decorated with luminous mosaics, making Lubnan the most beautiful building in the city. You can see the carved wooden door, walk through the open-air art gallery, sit by the fountain.

5. Ornithological park in Agadir

The ornithological park (valley of birds) is a magnificent collection of birds, associated with a small zoo from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, with the exception of the Moroccan siesta from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

The animals are kept in small cages .Infrastructure a playground and a sandpit, a tourist train, benches and a fountain. You can walk in the park from the beach to the city, because you do not take money for the visit.

6. Xanadu

Paradise Valley is a picturesque green area near Agadir at the foot of the High Atlas mountain.On a country excursion you have to go there in the morning, have a snack and a bathing suit Organized tourists are brought to a botanical garden. garden, brought to an argan oil farm and shown an oasis with growing palms and argan trees.

The valley itself is rich in lush vegetation, natural pools. You can swim in the lakes surrounded by olive trees, watch the white waterfall, ride a bike, taste the varieties of Berber honey.

Hassan II Mosque

Morocco Mosque. Source: Trip Advisor

7. Portuguese Fortress

North of Agadir, in the miniature town of Safi, is a Portuguese fortress (well restored).Built in the 16th century, Ksal al Bahr is located on a hill, the citadel is surrounded by a large protective wall. The high ramparts offer a beautiful view of the city. Inside the fortress is a museum of ceramics, the main craft of the inhabitants of Safi.

9. Casino Le Mirage

The Mirage casino located almost on the ocean invites you to try your luck. The doors open at noon, the last customers leave the walls at six in the morning.

Adair Morocco Beaches

Adair Morocco Beaches

10. Extra 

The resort town of Agadir offers its guests European entertainment, recreational activities and a vibrant nightlife. In the morning you can go fishing and catch sea fish for lunch, and in the evening go to the disco or disco.

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Nancy Fernandez