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Safi

Safi Travel Guide

Here are some of the best destinations to visit in Safi:

Hill of the Pottery Makers (Quartier des Potiers): Safi is renowned for its pottery, and this hill is where you can see local artisans creating beautiful pottery by hand. You can also purchase unique pieces directly from the artisans.

Kasbah of Safi: This ancient fortress offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. It also houses the National Museum of Ceramics, where you can see impressive examples of local pottery.

Castle of the Sea (Ke┼čla el Bahr): A Portuguese fortress dating back to the 16th century, offering panoramic views of the city and port. It’s a great place to learn more about Safi’s colonial history.

Medina of Safi: Wandering through the narrow streets of the old town is an experience in itself. You’ll find colorful souks, traditional shops, and historical landmarks.

Portuguese Cathedral (Dar el Bahar): Built by the Portuguese in the early 16th century, this church is another testament to Portuguese occupation. Today, it’s partially in ruins but remains an important historical site.

Lalla Fatna Beach: Located about 10 km north of Safi, this beach is known for its spectacular cliffs and waves that are perfect for surfing. It’s a peaceful place to relax and enjoy nature.

Port of Safi: One of the oldest and most important ports in Morocco, bustling with local fishermen and seafood restaurants.

Gardens of the Ocean: A pleasant park for a relaxing stroll with views of the ocean. It’s a popular spot for families and picnics.

National Museum of Ceramics: Located in the old kasbah, this museum showcases ceramic pieces from different periods and styles, highlighting local art and craftsmanship.

Sidi Bouzid: Known for its picturesque beaches and relaxed atmosphere, it offers a peaceful escape from the city. Sidi Bouzid also boasts a laid-back vibe, with small cafes and restaurants serving fresh seafood. It’s a perfect destination to unwind and enjoy the natural beauty of the Atlantic coast.

Visiting these places will allow you to discover the rich cultural and historical heritage of Safi while enjoying its beautiful landscapes and the hospitality of its people.

 

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