Inscribed on Unesco's World Heritage list in 2004, the Cité Portugaise was one of the early settlements built by the Portuguese in West Africa. Dating from the early 16th century and originally called Mazagan, it is…
On the main street of the cité, amid the souvenir shops, is this atmospheric vaulted cistern lit by a single shaft of light. Built in the early 16th century, it is famous as the eerie location for the dramatic riot …
One of the most prominent of the fortress' surviving Portuguese buildings is this early 16th-century church, which was built in the Manueline (Portuguese late Gothic) style of architecture. It was recently converted…
The neatly stacked piles of firewood outside this communal bakery in the cité signal its historic and present use.
This lookout on El Jadida's ramparts is an excellent vantage point, with views over the sea, Ville Nouvelle and port.
This is the original sea gate where ships unloaded their cargo and from where the Portuguese finally departed.
Entered via the ramp next to the Sea Gate.
Lookout on El Jadida's ramparts, near the ruined synagogue.
Notable for its unique pentagonal-shaped minaret.
Located near the Bastion de St Sébastian, this ruined synagogue still sports a Star of David on its facade.