Assilah is on Morocco’s Atlantic coast north of Rabat. It has an arty vibe and holds an important annual arts and cultural festival in its medina. Originally settled by the Phoenicians, Assilah was an important Arabic city that was later conquered by Portugal. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a pirate stronghold. From 1912-1956, it was part of Spanish Morocco.
15th century walls built by the Portuguese surround the 12th century medina.
Looking out from the promenade along the ocean with Portuguese battlements along the beach
Sculpture from the cultural festival
White-washed buildings with touches of green or blue, typical Andalusian style in Morocco
Privacy windows in t b e narrow streets of the medina so woman could chat
Mural from festival
The coast line of the now trendy location.
Section of a mural
An all seafood lunch. I really don’t like my food to stare at me.
In the market
School sign in Arabic, French, and Berber (Amazigh).