The market of Asilah, is in the shadow of the eucalyptus of the Avenue of Hassan II, and in it flows a river of people. With its backdrop of the walls, it is the place where it is traded with fruits, vegetables, spices, cereals and infinity of products of the field. It is a meeting point for the locals and for outsiders who want to live the tumultuous Arab world.
Church of San Bartolomé Built by a Franciscan priest from Galicia. It consists of a cold and spacious ship interior Spanish colonial style. The chapel of the nuns is Moorish style, with prayers common to Islam and Christianity written in Arabic. It is one of the few churches in Morocco that is allowed to ring the bell to announce the 11:00 am Mass. Of Sundays.
The old city and its walls: ordered to build by Alfonso V of Portugal, the walls surround the whole old city. They have three doors that give access to the medina: Bab Homar, the Door of Earth where you can see the Portuguese canons that identified their kings. The Gate of the Sea, also called Bab el Bahar. Silence and stillness reign in this part of the city while women walk in the streets with large baskets on their heads, men with live chickens and some women wearing big straw hats. Finally there is the Kasbah Gate, the white houses with the doors painted with indigo blue and emerald green look like the work of some mischievous children.
Raisouli Palace, also called Palace of Culture, offers the interest of having been built by a picturesque character in 1906. It is in perfect state of preservation and although previously visited now it is used only for the intercultural festivals of August of Asilah. Mulay Ahmed er Raissouli began his career at the end of the nineteenth as a bandit of the Rif mountains, but soon became a murderer of such caliber that he had frightened the entire population of Tangier and Tetouan. Asilah's Pasha was autonomous, but in 1899, when he was 23 years old, he was arrested by the Sultan and sent to Khartoum. Once released he returned to commit crime and steal. His best business was the abduction of Westerners. Escorted by his band was dedicated to the extortion of personalities of the time. In return for his promise of good conduct, he was appointed governor of Tangier, but his behavior was far from being his own. That is why the European powers forced the Moroccan government to capture it, but failed. Spain, during the time of the protectorate, tried to use Er Raissouli to keep rifeñas at bay. Madrid invested a lot of money and military in the attempt, but it was in vain and continued to use its arms against the Spanish causing them severe defeats. He died in April of 1925 of natural death.
Had Gharbia: Sunday market, located 14 km. Of Asilah. Direction Tangier past the Khaima Hotel and the bridge take the junction to the right. In the main square of the village there is a café with a large terrace where you can refresh yourself with a tea and if you ask the waiter for Ilias you can taste the aromas of the kiff. Campero market where you can buy fruit, vegetables, spices, jenna and local crafts.
Tnine Sidi El Yamani: Monday souk, located 25 km. Of Asilah. Direction Larache about 10 km. You come to a junction where the motorway starts, leave it to the right and take the left turn to Tetuan. 2 km. Just past the gas station, turn left; You climb a slope of ~ 3 km. And you arrive at the souk of Tnine
Market where you can find everything from handicrafts to fruit, but specialized in animals (cows, goats, donkeys, horses, camels, etc.)
Asilah: Market on Thursdays, located next to the old soccer field next to the general Tánger-Rabat road. Curious to see why people from the interior come to sell their products.