Must see attractions in Oujda

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    Medina

    Oujda's medina is a great slice of tradition and modernity. It isn't large and appeals to local tastes, so don't expect to wade through touts selling carpets, lanterns and cushions. Most shops sell Moroccan clothing, jewellery and housewares. The area near Bab El Wahab, the eastern gate, is chock-full of food stalls selling seasonal produce (Oujda olives are well regarded).

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    Parc Lalla Aicha

    Designed in the 1930s by René Maître, the city's chief architect, this beautiful park lined with magnificent trees and bright flowers is worth a stroll. There's a swimming pool (summer only), a cafe, tennis and horse riding.

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    Grande Mosquée

    Towering over Oujda's small medina, the oldest mosque in the city, known to followers as Lkebir Jamaa, was built when Merinid ruler Sultan Abou Youssef rebuilt Oujda in the 13th century. Unfortunately, it's difficult to see the minaret from the narrow medina streets.

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    Clock Tower

    Oujda's most recognisable landmark is the 1920s art-deco clock tower that overlooks Place 16 Août. The mosque next to it is arguably more impressive, however.

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    Banque Al Maghrib

    The blockish central bank just south of Place 16 Août was built during the French protectorate in the 1920s. It's constructed in the Franco-Moorish style.