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Morocco is a number one travel destination which gets more and more attractive for people from all around the globe. The pretty architecture, friendly people and delicious food have made it very attractive for travelers. You probably think of Marrakech or the Sahara desert first when you think about Morocco but in this blogpost I want to show you another part of the country:

Souss-Massa is a region located in the South West of Morocco with the Atlantic Ocean at the coastline and the mountain rage of the Anti-Atlas behind it. The capital of the region is Agadir where we stayed for four days.

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AGADIR

The city of Agadir was almost completely destroyed during a heavy earthquake in 1960 which was the worst natural disaster in Morocco.

But Agadir got completely rebuilt with a modern harbor and a lovely beach to relax and play. Some parts are even reconstructed in the original way. One of these places is the Medina:

MEDINA OF AGADIR

The Medina is the project of an Italian architect Coco Polizzi. He started to rebuilt it in 1992. All the buildings are new but designed in a traditional Moroccan way with many details to discover.
You can find small artesian stores or sit under one of the many Eukalyptus trees to enjoy the atmosphere.
I especially loved the theater where they play concerts during warm summer evenings.

medina agadir
agadir medina
agadir theatre

The Theatre

MOSQUE MOHAMMED V.

This mosque has been my one of my favorite spots in Agadir. It is a beautiful and colorful mosque which is full with many details. We didn’t went inside but even the facade is extremely pretty.

agadir mosque

SOUK EL HAD

This souk has been the largest one we’ve ever seen! The market is not only for tourists like many other souks but more for locals which do the daily shopping here. It is divided in different sections: One for artesian goods, another one for clothes, one for spices and so on. We had so much fun walking around and seeing all the different goods.

dates on market in agadir

Dates can be found everywhere in Morocco

moroccan spices in agadir

Colorful spices

agadir souk

THE CASBAH OF AGADIR

The casbah of Agadir is an old fortress from 1572 which got destroyed by the earth quake 1960. But it’s still possible to visit the original walls on the hills over the city nowadays. The Casbah is one of the oldest parts of Agadir.

SOUTH OF AGADIR

During our last day we decided to explore more of the Souss-Massa region in the South…

 

TIZNIT

Tiznit is a small city in the South of the Region. It was built in the 19th century after people discovered a water source in the desert and startet to settle down at this spot.
A huge wall was created around the old town to protect the source and inhabitants from the Berber tribes back in the days.
Today you can still see the Grand Mosque and the Casbah from this time which are both in a very good condition.

casbah of tiznit in morocco

Kasbah of Tiznit

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Grand Mosque

PARAGLIDING IN AGLOU

Not far from Tiznit lies the small city Aglou. It’s located right at the beach with some lovely hills and cliffs around it. The perfect place for me to try paragliding for the very first time 🙂 I was a little scared at the beginning but after we took off from the ground it felt so peaceful and was a great way to see Morocco from a new perspective.

paragliding in Aglou

WHERE TO STAY IN AGADIR?

After busy days of exploring, it always has been nice to come home to a beautiful hotel to relax. We stayed at the Tikida Golf Palace Agadir which we absolutely loved!

TIKIDA GOLF PALACE AGADIR

The resort is located outside of the city centre and surrounded by an Eukalyptus forest. It’s one of the most picturesque hotels we ever stayed at with many traditional Moroccan elements. The patio is full of blooming plants and the pool surrounded by cacti and palm trees!
Beside that the hotel has two golf courses and even a golf school. I had so much fun to try golfing for the very first time.

hotel in agadir with pool
agadir

Résumé of our stay in Agadir

The four days in Agadir and the surrounding have been amazing to get a first impression of Morocco but were definitely too short. We absolutely can not wait to see more of this rich country! The Architecture, Food, Kindness of the locals, … everything really impressed us.

Click here to find my Travel Guide of all destinations we visited!

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This post was created in cooperation with Visit Agadir.

Comments:

  • 10. February 2021

    As a a tour agency in Morocco, we would like to thank you first for the great informations and pictures about Agadir city, and we would like to welcomes you again to explore such a beautiful places that most of people wants to visit.

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  • 10. April 2021

    woow, amazing article, thank you for sharing us your morocco experience, by the way your pictures looks awesome, see you soon in our lovely Morocco!

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  • 3. October 2021

    As a a tour agency in Morocco, we would like to thank you first for the great informations and pictures about Agadir city, and we would like to welcomes you again to explore such a beautiful places that most of people wants to visit. our website

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  • 15. October 2021

    Thanks For sharing such a great information

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  • 20. October 2021

    Thanks For sharing such information.

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  • 31. December 2021

    Love it, dear! A quick and efficient way for people to go and access some solid learning resources. Great job as always!

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  • 25. February 2022

    Such a beautiful article and well explained your experience!! Thank you so much for sharing! We are always happy to know that it is a happy experience to be in our country!

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  • 15. April 2022

    Very informative blog… Thanks for sharing with us!

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  • 26. July 2022

    Thanks For sharing such a great information

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  • 11. August 2022

    Amazing post!!

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  • 3. October 2022

    schones Artikl von sie, das ist sehr nett , i mag Marokko
    Berbern und Arabern) Dynastien und Imperien ist, die Nordafrika und Spanien und auch Mittelafrika erreichten die Große Sahara. Heute bietet Marokko jedem: von köstlichem Essen, wunderschönen historischen Stätten und Stränden, um einen fantastischen Sommerurlaub zu verbringen. Marokko hat auch eine großartige Wüsten- und Berglandschaft, die es seinen Besuchern ermöglicht, unzählige Bilder zu machen und so großartige Momente zu erleben, indem sie die Magie der Wüste erkunden und entdecken. Marokko hat auch eine Vielfalt an Kulturen und Traditionen,

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  • Channy

    9. February 2023

    Thanks for the info! But wow do I love your white dress! 🙂 do you happen to remember where you got it? City wise that is lol

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  • 16. February 2023

    amazing pictures great information thanks for sharing

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  • 8. June 2023

    Wow!. It’s so interesting to read and to have a look of this vlog.

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  • 19. September 2023

    Cool post!!

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  • 19. September 2023

    Nice!

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  • 19. October 2023

    It is a very interesting article, it has everything about your trip. Thank you for sharing that information with us. The truth is, it is very interesting to read everything until the end. Also with the photos, it looked cool, cool.

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  • 27. January 2024

    I love this article great job

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