Agadir: 3 must-see attractions
What to see in Agadir?
This is one of the few historical remains reconstructed after the 1960 earthquake. This fortress, built during the reign of King Mohammed Ech-Sheikh in the sixteenth century, was once used to protect the city from invasions which, at the time, was inside the ramparts. Nowadays, with all the houses gone, there's only the walls and the doors to admire, which have all been rebuilt identically. The 236-metre-high site also offers a beautiful view of the harbour and Agadir Bay.
El Had souk
A must-see, the Souk of Agadir is one of the biggest in the Maghreb!. Once inside, you will be amazed by so many different colours. Stalls overflowing with fruit and vegetables, red, yellow and ochre spice pyramids, as well as local crafts objects: leather goods, carpets, wrought iron lamps, jewellery... there is something for everyone! Prices are not displayed, as in most Souks in the country, you usually have to negotiate or even haggle. It’s part of the game!
Agadir's reputation is mainly due to its superb seafront which is bordered by a broad sandy crescent. In addition to having the beach and the sun, Agadir is also famous for its golf courses. Just like any respectable seaside resort, it has a wide range of water sports to enjoy: sailing, surfing, paddle, jet-skiing, windsurfing, water skiing... enough to make the most of your time there! The Marina is frequented not only by tourists, but also by locals who like to enjoy a moment with their families and have a walk in the fresh air, or to dine at one of the many cafés and restaurants facing the ocean.