Larache is a place where it seems to be near there, in the valley of the river Lucus was the Garden of the Hesperides, which were the daughters of Atlas and Hesperis, the goddess of the West. It is close to the old Phoenician colony of Lixus.
It was founded in the 7th century to defend the cost of pirates, until the Portuguese occupied it in the fifteenth century.
In 1610, by cession of the sultán, the city passed into the hands of Spain, reigning Felipe III, Larache was called San Antonio de Alarache.
It was occupied by the Marques de Hinojosa, some of the warlike events were collected in the literature of the century of Spanish Gold, by the hand of Luis de Góngora. In Larache were constructed, by order of the master of field Pedro Rodriguez Santiesteban, the walls of defense and the bulwark in 1618.
In 1689 it was reconquered by Muley Ismail aided by French troops who were sent by King Louis XIV.
The sultan gave to Larache the category of city Majzén building palaces, mosque, baths and a furnace repopulating it of local population.
Later it belonged to Spain until the year 1689 when the Moroccan reconquered them to continue with its maritime adventures, until in 1911 it returned to occupy Spain in what is known like the time of the Spanish protectorate that lasted until the year 1956, date of the Independence of Morocco that we know today