Historic Building in Asilah

Palais de Raissouli

Also known as the Palais de Culture (Palace of Culture) on the seaside of the medina, the palace was built in 1909 by Er-Raissouli and still stands as a testament to the sumptuous life he led at the height of his po…
Gallery in Asilah

Aplanos Gallery

Belgian painter Anne-Judith Van Loock created this gallery with her Moroccan husband Ahmed Benraadiya, where foreign and local artists can exhibit.
Gallery in Asilah

Galerie Hakim

Zaïlachi artist Hakim Ghaïlan started this space and exhibits mainly young Moroccan artists.
Gallery in Asilah

Centre de Hassan II Rencontres Internationales

The main exhibition space in town is just inside the medina walls. It’s in a beautiful medina house and displays a revolving exhibition of international painting and sculpture in its gallery, and at times, in the ne…
Gate in Asilah

Bab Homar

Historic Building in Asilah

Ramparts & Medina

Assilah’s largely residential medina is surrounded by the sturdy stone fortifications built by the Portuguese in the 15th century and it is these walls, flanked by palms, that have become the town’s landmark.The med…
Beaches in Asilah


Assilah’s main beach, flanked by campsites and hotels, stretches north from town. It’s a wide sweep of golden sand and although pleasant in low season, the crowds and noise from the nearby road make it much less app…
Mosque in Asilah


Church in Asilah

Church of San Bartolome

Northwest of Pl Mohammed V (the centre of Assilah's small new town) is the Church of San Bartolome. Built by Spanish Franciscans in a typical colonial Moorish style, it is one of the few churches in Morocco allowed…
Landmark in Asilah