Must see attractions in Sidi Ifni

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    Beach

    The beach is big and rarely busy. While frequently rough waves make swimming inadvisable, its position beneath dramatic cliffs – as well as its significant length – invites sunset strolls. The odd construction just offshore is the remains of an old land-sea conveyor, which was used to take cargo from ships to the old Spanish port.

  • Sights in Sidi Ifni

    Town Hall

    One of Sidi Ifni's finest Spanish-era buildings, the stately hôtel de ville stands in a garden of cactus and plumbago, facing Place Hassan II. It's washed in white paint with blue vertical stripes imitating art-deco columns. You can't go in, but if the gates are unlocked it's worth peeking into the grounds for a closer look.

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    Royal Palace

    Trimmed by palm trees, this imposing building is adjacent to the relaxed Place Hassan II (formerly Plaza de España). This building in particular, with its high gates, manicured garden and out-of-context pretension, hearkens back to the days of when the Spanish colonial military was garrisoned here.

  • Sights in Sidi Ifni

    Former Spanish Consulate

    One of Spanish Sidi Ifni's most attractive art-deco buildings, with a notable front porch ideal for the partaking of consular libations. Wonderfully tall cacti frame the house, but unfortunately it's closed to the public.

  • Sights in Sidi Ifni

    Lighthouse

    Essential for Sidi Ifni's marine commerce when the heavy fog inevitably rolls in from the Atlantic, this Spanish-era lighthouse has an interesting mosaic pattern to it. It's closed to the public, but worth passing by in concert with a tour of the town's other colonial-era sights.

  • Sights in Sidi Ifni

    Ship House

    Looking out over the beach, this cliff-top building shaped like the bow of a ship was originally the Spanish Naval Secretariat. It's not open to the public, but is worth passing by if you're on a colonial art deco walking tour of the town.

  • Sights in Sidi Ifni

    Cine Avenida

    Interesting art-deco building that was a cinema during Spanish days and is now occasionally used for concerts and art installations. The font of the street-facing sign is wonderfully retro, but the cinema is closed to the public.

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    Twist Club

    A poignant sign is the only evidence that this nightclub was once the place to be. There's nothing to see here these days, except images in your mind's eye of the swinging scene that may have called this club home.

  • Sights in Sidi Ifni

    Law Courts (Former Church)

    This Spanish-era church displays a few Moorish design influences and is now used as law courts. It's closed to the public, but the curious might be able to peek inside without arousing too much suspicion.

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    Letterbox

    The Sidi Infni post office still has a letterbox outside marked ‘Correos – Avion/Ordinario’ (Post – Air Mail/Ordinary).