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The Top 4 Things you Should know about Agadir, Morocco.

Agadir

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The city of Agadir is located in the mid-south of the country and is situated along Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast. It is around 3 hours drive from Marrakesh, and It is the capital of the region Souss Massa Draa. Agadir is an attractive seaside city, and it attracts tourists from all over the world. It is known for its incredible beaches and is an excellent resort destination.
There many reasons why you should visite Agadir:

  • It has a wide crescent beach, Golf courses, and seaside promenade water sports on the beach. It has cafes and restaurants that open onto the waterfront.
  • Being a coastal city, It has over 250 days of sunshine yearly. It also has a nine-kilometre long shoreline. This offers tourists glittering views of the blue of the ocean.
  • It has a delightful climate. This provides an excellent recipe for fantastic conditions and an atmosphere to relax and enjoy your time.
  • It has restaurants where you will enjoy the fantastic local cuisine. This includes tajin and couscous. Also, other western foods are served there as well.
  • It has a seafront location designed as a big playground for kids, which presents magnificent scenery.

Agadir After The Earthquake

Agadir experienced a historical and yet transitional moment in its history. The most significant historical event that happened in the city is the devastating earthquake. At midnight on February 29, 1960, an earthquake lasted for a few seconds, ruined the entire city. This natural disaster killed thousands of locals and destroyed the city almost completely. Since then, Agadir has been developed and flourished in the few recent years. It is expanding like lightning, especially in recent years. The city is now modernized with:

  • Artisan shops.
  • Exquisite hotels.
  • Magnificent trading port
  • Blooming gardens, pathways.
  • Wide avenues and boulevards.
  • Huge CROCOPARC that attracts thousands of visitors yearly.
  • A modernized international airport with some of the latest technology.

Historical site: Agadire Oufla

Kasbah Agadir Oufella is located in the city of Agadir. The term “Oufella” is from Amazigh/Tachelhit term, which means high Agadir. This is one of the sites you would want to visit as it is one of the most beautiful locations in the city.
Some facts about the Kasbah of Agadir Oufella:

  • It was built by Mohamed Ech-Cheikh, who is the founder of the Saadi dynasty in 1540, to protect the city from the Portuguese invaders and their attacks. It is as high as 236 meters.
  • In 1752, after realizing that the Portuguese were trying to take over the place, the site was reinforced by Moulay Abdellah, and he put in place two thousand male garrisons to guard and protect the city from invaders.
  • There is a Deutsch written statement in the kabbalah’s entrance. The writing states: “Fear God and Respect the king.” It is a pointer that the Netherlands occupied the city in 1746 in the Saadi Sultan’s era.
  • In 1960, there was a massively destructive earthquake that struck the city. The Agadir Oufella did survive it, even if some Kasbah walls made it through the earthquake.
  • There is a long pedestrian passage in the Kasbah to better discover the surroundings and look at the city from above.

The Kasbah is indeed a fascinating place to visit. It is an excellent local point to witness magic sundown under the clear sky as It provides a captivating outlook and scenery. It is the perfect destination for a panoramic view of the city. It indeed is a historical site to visit while visiting the city of Agadir.

Amazigh Museum

The Amazigh Museum provides intriguing, vibrant Amazigh customs. It is one of the best spots that connect visitors to the Berber culture and its traditions. This museum ha many roles in introducing the Amazigh culture to the world because:

  • It presents an excellent occasion for tourists to discover an authentic Amazigh culture. It presents priceless collections of some of the appealing local and historical items.
  • It is devoted to preserve and showcase the regional Amazigh culture and customs and its rich Berber heritage.
  • It lets visitors take a glimpse into the abundant Amazigh customs and traditional way of life. Some of the items exhibited include Jewellery, Clothes, Fabrics, Pottery, Lights, Tools, Handmade Carpets, Costumes, etc.

Memoire D’Agadir

It is located within the rich Jardin de Olhão (Olhão Garden). The Memoire d’Agadir is where you will learn most of what happened when the earthquake hit the city in 1960. You will see images of how the city looked before and after the earthquake, and you will be amazed to see the difference. You will surely notice the significant transformation and progressive change.

University Museum of Meteorites

If you are a person who is eager to learn about astronomy and the science associated with it, this is the place to go.
Some facts about this museum and its roles:

  • It is located in the University of Ibn Zohr. It displays all aspects of celestial stones.
  • It was opened on Friday, February 12, 2016, at the University Museum of Meteorites.
  • It preserves Moroccan meteorites and restricts Morocco’s loss of this geological legacy.
  • It is even the very first meteorite museum in the Arab world and Africa.
  • It is the very first museum of Meteorites that was opened in Morocco.
  • It simplifies the information about Meteorites using simple language.

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