Built by the Portuguese in the last 15th and early 16th centuries
Asilah is a small fortified town in the northwestern part of the kingdom of Morocco. The history of this city began approximately in the 15th century B. C. It was the time when Asilah served as a base for trade for the Phoenicians. The city was conquered by the Portuguese in 1471. At the end of the 17th century the Asilah was conquered by the Moroccans. For the next two centuries Asilah served as a base for pirates, and beginning from the 20th century and till 1956 it used to be the part of Spanish Morocco.
Nowadays it has become a famous seaside resort. Asilah is the place where numerous musical and art festivals are held.
-Medina - Asilah's medina is clean, well kept and wonderful to stroll around. You enter via one of the two main gates - Bab el-Kasaba and the Bab el-Homar.
-Church of Saint Bartholome : Just outside the medina, on Ave de la Liberte lies Church of St Bartholome, a reminder of the Iberian influence, and is still in use by local christians. One of the few churches in Morocco that still ring their bells every sunday.
-The Ramparts - the best place to watch the sunset is by taking a stroll along the ramparts in Asilah. It's also where you can take the photo of town you see above. The ramparts were built by the Portuguese more than 500 years ago but have been restored many times since then.
-Wall Paintings - Asilah has attracted artists for many years and they have left their colorful mark on walls in and around the medina. These wall paintings are sometimes commissioned and always celebrated every July/August during the annual Asilah Cultural Festival
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Port, Airport, hotel Or any other meeting point requested by the customer
End location: port, airport or hotel Or any other location requested by the customer
Duration: 5 hours
The type of means of transport is chosen according to the number of persons who have reserved the Tour
We use Taxis for couples or 3 Pax
Medium size vans for groups of 5 or 6 Pax
And big Vans for bigger groups
All our means of transport are modern, clean and air-conditioned
We are very flexible. We can offer a better car at an additional cost.
-Asilah Walking Tour
-Private Transportation with driver.