Azemmour Things to Do
kitesurf in Azemmour plage (El Haouzia)
The beach of Azemmour plage is a spot appreciated by riders: kitesurfers, surfers and bodyboarders.
In good conditions of weather, riders enjoy good waves and winds
Come and have fun here
Synegouge and grave
This synagogue is located near the river walk at the edge of the city.. To get there you can enter through any gait. If you enter through Bab AlMakhzan walk all way and at the end turn left. Keep on and at the end turn right, when you see the river ask about Hisham who takes care of the site. You'll see a sign in Hebrew. Hisham has the key and for a little tip he'll open it for you. As you enter you'll see the little synagogue and to the right there is the grave of rabbi Abraham. You can buy candles or other souvenirs.
There is yearly moussem in July/August in which Jews from various parts of the world attend. I couldn't find more about the history of the rabbi or the Synagogue except that he lived and died in the 19th century
The Castle and the city walls
The Kasaba and the city walls are both from the Portuguese period in the 16th century. The city has six towers that come with its original cannons. The city walls has few gates, these are not grand in any way. You can visit the castle and talk to the keeper. He will show around and will take you to the second floor. He will show you the remains of mosque that predates the castle and you can easily see the notch pointing towards Mecca The castle has 2 towers and a prison. In front of the city wall there is a a small public area which becomes alive at night.
Bus, train, car and taxi
Azmmour is less than an hour drive from Casablanca. There are 3 different roads that you can take between the 2 cities. The toll way which will cost you 20 Dh, the costal road and the one in between. The toll road is empty and very smooth; it has plenty of bridges and overpasses, so you won’t be bothered by traffic. The other 2 are busy but I could still drive around 100 km/hr. Occasional you get stuck behind a truck and you get into one of the little villages but I never got stopped by police and was never fined for speeding. All in all the toll way does reduce the time of your journey and it less stressful that the other 2 roads.
By the way the last time I traveled on the 2 other roads, there was plenty of upgrades and improvement so I would expect them to get better in the future.
If you don’t have your vehicle you can use a grand taxi or a bus that will cost you around 30 DH for the one hour journey. Azmmoure is also serviced by a train 5 times a day from Casa and Eljadida. The ride will also cost you 30 Dh.
Traveling from/to Aljadedah, use the bus or the grand taxi. Ticket will cost you 14dh for the 10 minutes trip. The train bus station and grand taxi station is located 2 km out side of town