Top Agadir Attractions, Activities & Things to Do
What a great about Agadir
Agadir is one of the best tourist destinations in Morocco, located in the mid-southern Morocco, and exactly in the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Also, it is the largest seaside resort in Morocco that beguiles an influx of domestic and foreign tourists. Agadir, the pearl, is characterized by its pleasant climate, relaxed and attractive beach, vibrant Souks and old medina, traditional Kasbah (Agadir Oufella), magnificent port with Marina, and stunning valley (birds valley). Agadir is, so to speak, an energetic place in which to relax and enjoy the moment- really, it is a hot spot for every visitor.
The beauty of Agadir
The birds valley
Agadir Oufella (the Kasbah of Agadir Oufella)
Historically speaking, the Kasbah was built built in 1572 by Moulay Abdallah al-Ghalib, and after the earthquake in 1960 that took place in Agadir, the only things remained are the long high walls and the entry portal bears the inscription in Arabic and in English says: "Fear God and honour the King."
The Kasbah, Agadir Oufella, is the most popular spot in Agadir. At the top of Agadir Mountain, the Kasbah is a citadel with 236 meters height, affording panoramic views of the whole city. It is easy to go up there by foot, however; if you don’t like hiking, grand- taxi is the perfect means to get you up there. At the top of the Kasbah, there are many vendors and stores where you can shop for traditional products and souvenirs, as well as practice a little haggling with the traders. There also, you can experience camel trekking and enjoy the Berber foods. Agadir hill holds an Arabic inscription that means: "God, Homeland, The king", which is illuminated at night, and offers more fascinating views. Thus, don’ hesitate to explore the historic ruins of the Kasbah and enjoy everything has to offer.
the Kasbah of Agadir Oufella
Camels in Agadir Ouffela
Souvenirs to buy
View from Agadir Oufella
Medina of Agadir (La Medina d'Agadir or Medina Polizzi)
Agadir Medina is an old district with traditional Berber architecture that was created in 1992 by the Italian artist Coco Polizzi, and covering over 4 hectares. It is about 4.5 km from the city centre. Medina or La Madina is another place of interest in Agadir, as it is a home for the traditional handmade products, decorations, colorful stuff, stunning garden, studios and boutiques, leather goods, mosaics and artwork, small museum, tasty foods and drinks. In Agadir Medina also, there are various restaurants and coffee shops. The medina offers an amphitheatre with cultural activities. The medina opens everyday from 9am to 6pm, and the fee of entrance is 40 DH for adult and 20 DH for children.
Medina of Agadir
La Medina d'Agadir
Medina Coco Polizzi
Souk El Had Agadir (the Souk El Had Market)
The Souk El Had is noted to be the largest and the wonderful market in the region, as it consists of about 6,000 small shops surrounded by walls, and with many entrances (twelve gates lead into the souk). It is a bustling market where you can shop for everything you can imagine, from the most traditional to the most temporary includes handmade products, furniture and fabrics, fashion, household equipment and tools, dates and honey, olives, spices, fresh fruits and vegetables, musical instruments, electronics, jewellery, etc.
Shopping in the Souk El Had means being at the forefront of fashion. Stretching over 13 hectares in the center of the city, The Souk El had is divided into many sectors, each sector with its specific trade. Except on Monday, the souk el had is open every day of the week from 6am to 8.30pm. However, many stalls also close on Friday afternoon for a few hours (the time of prayer).
Souk El Had Agadir
the big Market of Agadir
Agadir Sunday Market
Agadir beach is one of the best beaches in Morocco. It is noted as the cleanest beach with relaxed atmosphere. Moreover, the beach offers a wide range of activities to enjoy, including horse and camel rides, quad bikes, jet-skis, and swimming. Also, there are a plenty of coffee and luxury hotels arranged along a magnificent bay of golden sand, where you can drink, eat delicious foods, and take a rest. In terms of security, Agadir beach is relatively safe and well-maintained, as there are conspicuous police patrols. Unlike other beaches of the country, the beach of Agadir is highly known for its tranquil winds all year around.
The Beach of Agadir
Agadir Beach Activities
the relaxed beach of Agadir
what to do in Agadir Beach
This is all what awaits you in the lovely Agadir – a diverse culture in a smiling, flourishing city. At the end, the question that comes up a lot is; Agadir Morocco is it safe? Over all, Agadir is relatively safe, but scammers and pickpockets are the only things to be aware of. Have a good trip and travel.
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