Top ChoiceArchaeological Site in Larache

Lixus Ruins

Set on a hill with spectacular views over the Loukos Estuary, the Carthaginian and Roman ruins of Lixus are evocative reminders that settlements on this coast are among the oldest in the country. And while it...

Top ChoiceArea in Larache


Entered through the Bab Al Khemis, an imposing Hispano-Moorish structure, Larache's blue-and-white medina has changed little over the years. Mostly residential, it's arranged around the Zoco de la Alcaiceria, a...

Top ChoiceSquare in Larache

Place de la Libération

Built by the Spanish, who called it Plaza de España (some locals still do), this grand oval-shaped plaza is the town's focal point. Decorated with palm trees and a fountain, it's encircled by handsome...

Beach in Larache

Ras R'mel Beach

Larache has a small rubbish-strewn strip of sand below the town, but the best beach is across the Loukos Estuary, an 11km drive from the town centre. In summer, small boats ferry passengers across the estuary,...

Viewpoint in Larache


With stunning views over the port and estuary, this lookout is a popular meeting spot. On the way you'll pass the crumbling 17th-century fortification Kasbah de la Cigogne, built by the Spaniards under Philip...

Gallery in Larache

Galerie Lafnar

In an interesting old funduq (ancient inn used by caravans), this art gallery sells work by local artists, as well as staging occasional exhibitions. Just off the Zoco de la Alcaiceria in the heart of the medina.

Notable Building in Larache

Music Conservatory

A wonderful example of Hispano-Moorish architecture, the town's crenellated music conservatory features ornately decorated balconies, zellige (colourful mosaic tilework) and a minaret-style clock tower. It is...

Landmark in Larache

Jean Genet’s Grave

French literature buffs mays want to head to the old Spanish cemetery, the final resting place of Jean Genet (1910–86). If the gate is locked, ring the bell for the caretaker. A small tip is expected for showing...