Visit the Old Town of El Jadida
The walls of El Jadida
They were built in the middle of the sixteenth century by an Italian architect and had five bastions. Of the five one, the bulwark of the governor, disappeared; But the other four were rebuilt.
Between the bastion of the Angel and the Holy Spirit there is a pond that communicates with the sea, and is an ideal place to shellfish. This area is the only one left of the moats that used to be there.
Climb up the ramparts, walk through the walls and enjoy the wonderful views from the ramparts.
It is also curious the Puerta del Mar which is the place where the Portuguese fled to have to leave the city before the advances of Mohamed Ben Abdellah.
The Portuguese cistern of El Jadida
It is a large underground room was built in 1514, is full of vaults of pointed arches and probably in its beginnings was the weapons room of the Portuguese army. Subsequently it became a water tank or cistern to supply the city.
It is of square plant and has 25 colmunas united by pointed arcs. In the central part of the room there is a large light through which the light enters giving the place a magical aspect. This magic was the one that possibly fell in love with Orson Wells who filmed here some scenes of the movie "Othello".
You can also go to the jetty and enjoy the views of El Jadida that there are
In the Portuguese cistern have also been filmed other films like "The black steed" and "Haren"