Safi Travel Guide

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Safi Things to Do

  • international training camp

    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

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  • The Old Medina

    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

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  • Dar Albahr

    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...

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  • Portugese Cathedral

    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...

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  • The Palace

    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...

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  • National Ceramic Museum

    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...

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  • The Grave

    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...

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  • Dar Al-Qayed Ben Eissa

    (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...

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  • Sea Food And Shopping

    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 !

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Safi Nightlife

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    by mounirbest Updated Apr 4, 2011

    A walk around Safi at night is not a lonely one. While so many other Moroccan cities have a tendency of dying quickly after sunset, Safi goes on deep into the night.
    The artificial and sparse light helps new contours and colours to stand out, while they might be turned almost invisible from the strong sun light during day time.

    Snails in hot soup — delicious (keep you warm in some cold nights!!!) You find this all around Morocco, and it is a great snack, and it only cost 5 dh. you find also a creamy dairy paste, slightly similar to yoghurt, but sweeter. This is another Moroccan speciality, and you buy it in tiny grocery stores at a great price of 2 dh.

    Dress Code: warm clodes are advised in some cold nights.

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Safi Transportation

  • CTM bus to Essaouira

    CTM have 2 bus departing for Essaouira.Journey time is 2 hours.Ticket are around 45 dirhams plus 5 dirhams for luggage.Please use prices as a rough guide only.CTM have an office in the Main Bus Station in Safi but all buses originate form elsewhere so book ticket a day before departure.

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  • CTM bus to El-jadida

    CTM have 4 bus departing for El-Jadida.Journey time is 2 hours.Ticket are around 45 dirhams plus 5 dirhams for luggage.Please use prices as a rough guide only.CTM have an office in the Main Bus Station in Safi but all buses originate form elsewhere so book ticket a day before departure.

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  • CTM bus to Casablanca

    CTM have 7 buses departing for Casablanca.Journey time is 4 hours.Ticket are around 75 dirhams plus 5 dirhams for luggage.Please use prices as a rough guide only.CTM have an office in the Main Bus Station in Safi but all buses originate form elsewhere so book ticket a day before departure.

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Safi Shopping

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    by mounirbest Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The city it self is charming, with an old city very much alive. Here you might be tempted to buy pottery ,wrough iron, ...handmade seeing all shapes and patterns in a lot of shops, but then you are in one of the best places in Morocco. There are plenty of opportunities to walk around and look at people working on their pottery. When you have been in places like Moulay Idriss you will have seen the beautiful covering on the roofs, made out of green tiles. Safi is the place where these are produced.

    What to buy: pottery articles,wrough iron,fresh fish and sardines,handmade articles....

    What to pay: hand made craft in safi are really too cheap due to the cheap life in Safi.

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Safi Local Customs

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    by mounirbest Updated Apr 4, 2011

    the bride have a ceremonial purification milk bath before a ritual henna painting of her hands and feet. Originally, this purification and painting was the wedding ceremony in Arab lands some 200 years ago. Modern Morrocan brides continue this tradition by annointing the palm of guests with a unique smear, called the henna.

    In the late afternoon or early evening, simultaneous parties are held at the home of the bride and the groom. The two families and their guests celebrate well into the night with a feast, music and dancing. Sometime after midnight, the groom leaves his home and proceeds to the home of the bride. He is accompanied by his guests, as they sing, beat drums and dance.

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Safi Favorites

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    by mounirbest Written Oct 5, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Safi (ancient Asfi), seaport, western Morocco, on the Atlantic Ocean. It is a centre for the fishing industry

    of Morocco and also for the export of phosphates. Pottery is manufactured. Safi is a compactly built, fortified city dominated by a 16th-centuryruined castle of the sultans. The city was held by the Portuguese until 1541. Subsequently it came under French control until Morocco became an

    independent nation in 1956.

    Fondest memory: The old city of Safi is one of the two hearts of Safi — about one kilometre the centre of the new centre is, and in between the two there is fairly little going on.
    The old city is apparently not the place of the people with money, but the little Safi has of tourist traffic is staged here, in between the ceramic shops that try to sell as much to as good a price as possible .

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