International camp is a place, where people from different nationalities, different ideology and religious live and work together for period from two to five weeks.
the people are friendly and nice, we organised many excursions and trips, it was so exciting
Rue Du sock takes Sidi Bou Dheb (little picture on the front page) all the way to Bab Chaba. after you exit the Medina you see parts of the city defensive wall. it looked more like an aqueduct to me. Straight ahead you'll see Colline des pottiers or Potters Hill. You can either shop for some or just simply see people working
Dar Albaher means the Sea House. It was built by the portugese 1508. Part of the fort for was built on top of the old Harbour and there is an under ground tunnel that leads to the sea for a quick escape.There used to be an older fortification at the same spot.
When you visit walk up the inside ramp. you have a very nice view of the sea. You can climb up the tower, see the Dutch and the Spanish cannons, the prison. You can also see the underground tunnel to the sea and look at the grave. Don't forget to bring a torch with you to be able to see the inside esp. when you use the staircase up and down the towers
There is a 10 dirham entrance fees. The place is open from 9-12 and 2:30 to 6, Monday through friday*
This is a small cathedral that the Portuguese were building but when they had to abandon the city The cathedral was left unfinished. It is worth a visit nevertheless, It is small with 3 halls. It has a nice vaulted ceiling. There is a 10 Dirham entrance fees. visiting hours are Monday-Friday, 9-12 and 2:30 to 6.
To find the place take left as you exit Dar Albahr and ask for Rue Du Socco. You'll see a little grave for Sidi Bou Dheb. enter the sock for 100 meter and take right. You'll see the little entrance for the cathedral to your left. As you enter there will be steps talking you down ward in to the one of the Halls
This palace is Known as Albahiyah (The Beutiful). It was built in in 1762. It is located within the ceramic Muesum and is located within Safi Fortification, The entrance fees and working time are the same as the Ceramic museum. You don't have to pay a seprate see to see this palca.
The Palce has a big court yard leading to various rooms. Don't miss the roof and make sure to climb up to the second floor.
This Museum is dedicated to the history of Ceramic and its making. It tracs down a ceramics in different cities around Morocco and it different time, starting from ancient Phenicains to Roman times. Each city has its own room. All exhibits are well labeled in Arabic and french.what i found interesting is an ancient Kiskas, a pot espical to make Koskos.
The museum is housed in a fortification built in the 12th by Almohedeen. within the castle is located the palace of Moulay Hisham Ben Mohamed
The entrance fees of 10 Dirhams will give you access to the Moulay Hisham Palace. The opening hours are 9-12 and 2:30-6. Monday to Friday*
This Grave is located within the Dar Albahr. It belongs to Sidi Al-Taher. The fort was under siege by the Moroccan and Portuguese were forced to abandoned it. In the process the Portuguese decided to detonate and destroy the fort in order to deprive the Moroccan from this strong hold.
Any way This guy was able to spoils the Portuguese plan and in the process he lost his life. When the Moroccan took over the castle and realized what happen the decided to bury Sidi Al Taher within the castle
(Dar Al-Kayed Ben Eissa simply means the house of commander Ben Eissa)
These ruins are located around 30 Km to the North of Safi on the N1 road. I happen to notice them on the way to Safi and then I found out that it was built around 1880 for local Chieftain, Alqayed Ben Eissa. He was a leader of a local tribe and was later on appointed as the Governor of Safi. He is know to have committed a massacre in the early 1900 when tried to squash a rebellion in the city. After his death people of Safi took revenge and destroyed his residence.
The current ruins are fascinating place to see as they are unique. There are few buildings (may be 10) you can still see the decoration and intact roofs. plenty of nice Arches and door ways. There are no tickets to buy. I was told that there is care taker near by but this totally unnecessary, as you can walk around and see the place for your self. To get to the ruins find the local grand taxi station (see my transportation tip) and ask to be droped at Dar Al-Kayed Ben Eissa
Wander around and get to some restaurant where you can have some sea food. The fish is fresh and and goes straight from the sea to the restaurants' kicthen. The prices are so reasonable for everything: clothes, food, slippers and shoes...Just walk on foot and discover the old part of the city, it does look nice !
On your way to Safi from Al Jadida, the thing you will be seeing on your right is the ocean. Take a few minutes to enjoy the scene and to take some pictures for the memories.