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Address: 28 Calle Ben Kaddour | City center, Asilah 90050, Morocco
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Asalah as a city is beautiful and well maintained during summer. I go every summer and have been going for the last eight years in a row. I tend to use the city as a base. It's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saeed H
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There was fun and authentic shopping here as well as beautiful views. Ocean, mountain, and across the water you could see Another beautiful coast: Spain. We went during the off season and you could easily imagine how this almost ghost town would turn to a bustling tourist site in the warmer months. My children all purchased beautiful paintings of the... More 

Thank Elizabeth C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Asalah as a city is beautiful and well maintained during summer. I go every summer and have been going for the last eight years in a row. I tend to use the city as a base. It's relatively small so you don't need a taxi inside the city - save yourself getting fleeced unless you can't be bothered walking. There's... More 

Thank Saeed H
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Asilah Medina is one of the most picturesque medinas that I have visited. Stroll through the streets and peek into the shops. Along the way be sure to take pictures of the art that can be found on the walls of the city. Once inside the medina there are very limited options for food so enjoy lunch or dinner... More 

Thank zarineella
Armacao de Pera, Portugal
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16 reviews
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Reviewed March 8, 2017

Asilah is a real quiet and small Medina but with lot of charm and very peaceful. The sea front of the old city is very nice, and walking in the streets with time is so relaxing. Look at the wonderful Ryads and doors ! If you are in Tanger and Casablanca, take a cheap train to go to Asilah for... More 

Thank Touffy12
New York City, New York
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56 reviews
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Reviewed February 25, 2017

Asilah is mostly residential, with a few requisite shops. After 3 weeks travelling, we were pretty much fed up with the aggressive sales pitches from the "artists" and shop owners. Essaouira had much more style and atmosphere. There aren't any restaurants in the medina and the ones outside didn't look all that inviting. I think most people come here in... More 

Thank JM-HS-NY
Alexandria, Egypt
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

I'm sure my rating would be higher if I cared about art. Very pleasant little medina with lots of resident artists that you can watch at work (and patronize, obviously). There's a local tradition of painting murals annually, so just walking around there's plenty of interesting wall art to contemplate.

Thank Treece_MN
Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

From the little white and blue streets, to the relaxed locals, to the place where the ocean hits the city walls of Assilah, everything is beautiful. We had a fantastic two-day stay in Riad Assilah, especially because there is so much accessible from that town. Loved it!

Thank Trahlem
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

The walled medina in Asilah, running alongside the beach and sea, is strikingly clean and somewhat quirky. It's mostly a residential area but houses a few restaurants and colourful shops, some large outdoor murals, and more and more art galleries. Each summer the medina walls are whitewashed prior to the annual Arts Festival when new artwork will be created over... More 

Thank Gal_from_Malaga
Mostoles, Spain
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Asilah Medina is a small beautiful medina in blue and white colours and with a lot of art in its streets. It could be compared to Chefchaouen Medina but without the whole tourism. People in Assilah are very nice and don't follow the tourists, I love the walk through the medina and I would always recommend its visit!!

Thank rebeka44
Pretoria, South Africa
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436 reviews
191 attraction reviews
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Reviewed January 13, 2017

A very clean, open and easy to navigate medina. Interesting and beautiful art on the walls. Would love to stay here for at least one night to have more time to explore.

Thank PretoriaTravelfreak

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