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Portuguese Cistern

Rue Hachmi Bahbah | Cite Portugaise, El Jadida 24010, Morocco
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Historic cistern

I expected it to be bigger, it was ok, not too disappointed. Only a little bit of water in at the... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2016
gr20goody
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Cool step back in history

We were lucky to join a cruise ship tour in English to get more of the background of the cistern... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2016
665danaw
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Rue Hachmi Bahbah | Cite Portugaise, El Jadida 24010, Morocco
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Reviewed June 2, 2016

I expected it to be bigger, it was ok, not too disappointed. Only a little bit of water in at the time we visited [oct 2015]. Got some good photo's, with the light reflecting of the water.

Thank gr20goody
Reviewed May 20, 2016

We were lucky to join a cruise ship tour in English to get more of the background of the cistern and the medina. Very cool location; neat to think about how the water levels on the ground changes as it rains, even today! Definitely stop...More

Thank 665danaw
Reviewed May 14, 2016

For 10 Dh which is about 70p you get to see inside an ancient cistern inside the old Portuguese city. It was built in 16 th century and remained undiscovered after the Portuguese left for centuries. There is some water inside which allows for stunning...More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed May 6, 2016

a must see place in El Jadida as there is not a whole lot more to do there. great photo opportunities with the light and reflections on the pool of water on the floor

Thank Voldemar
Reviewed May 1, 2016

An old Portugese fencing-school, rebuilt into a cistern for collecting water during the siege. The attempt was unsuccessful in the long run and the Portugese were forced to leave the city. It has some similarities to the water reservoire in Istanbul, but much smaller and...More

Thank Superkatt
Reviewed April 27, 2016

A great and funny tour guide. Bring your camera or phone for some incredible photos. It would be better to not go here on a rainy day.

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed March 25, 2016

There isn't a lot to do or see in El Jadida but this is old cistern is a wonderful place especially if you are a photographer who wants to get some stunning photos!

Thank Judy B
Reviewed March 20, 2016

We almost skipped over this gem. A definite must! A really neat and different experience, unlike any other attraction. Make sure you know how to use your camera in dark settings to capture the beautiful refelction

Thank megan857
Reviewed March 1, 2016

Nearly as good as the "Cistern" in Istanbul. Great for photographs, not many people in there. Tour with elderly who is a photographers' dream also.

Thank lottie60Australia
Reviewed February 29, 2016

One of El Jadida's best sites is the cistern. In the off season, it is still open and we had a personal tour from an elderly gentleman that gave us the history in French. We were totally alone to wander about and take photos after...More

Thank boullaylestroux
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