Top things to do

Archaeological Site in Larache

Lixus Ruins

Set on a hill overlooking 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. Megalithic stones found in the vici…
Area in Larache

Medina

Entered through the tile-glazed Bab Al Khemis, a delightful Hispano-Moorish structure, Larache's blue-and-white medina has changed little over the past century. Mostly residential, it is arranged around the large co…
Square in Larache

Place de la Libération

Built by the Spanish, who named it Plaza de España, this circular plaza near Larache's old medina is the town's focal point and the place where most locals congregate to meet up with friends and relax over a coffee …
Cafe in Larache

Café Balcón Atlantico

Overlooking the balcón, and with Atlantic views, this bright, bustling cafe has plenty of outdoor seating and good coffee. It's the best spot in town for a relaxed breakfast or tea/coffee break.
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, from …
Landmark in Larache

Jean Genet’s Grave

To the west of town, the old Spanish cemetery is the final resting place of French writer Jean Genet (1910–86). If the gate is locked, ring the bell for the caretaker. A small tip is expected for showing you to the …
Gallery in Larache

Galerie Lafnar

This art gallery stages occasional exhibitions of work by local and international artists. The building itself is an old wheat funduq (rooming house) just off the Zoco de la Alcaiceria in the heart of the medina.
Moroccan in Larache

Restaurant Commercial

This basic and not particularly clean place on the main square does a roaring trade in simple soup, brochettes and fried fish. It’s ultra cheap and its tables under the colonnade are great for people-watching.
Notable Building in Larache

Music Conservatory

A wonderful example of Hispano-Moorish architecture, the town's crenellated music conservatory features ornately decorated balconies and a minaret-style clock tower. It is closed to the public.
Seafood in Larache

Casa Ché

This simple place near the covered central market is bedecked with portraits of Che Guevara and serves Mediterranean, Moroccan and Basque dishes, with an emphasis on seafood.