Beach in Sidi Ifni

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...

Historic Building 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...

Historic Building in Sidi Ifni

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...

Historic Building 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...

Historic Building 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...

Historic Building 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...

Historic Building 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...

Historic Building in Sidi Ifni

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.

Historic Building 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.

Historic Building in Sidi Ifni

Letterbox

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