Originally built by the Portuguese in the 16th century the "Qasr el Bahr" fort was later added to by the Moors.
Sea front seen from Qasr el Bahr.
The fortified walls of the Medina (old city).
The old city (medina), seen from the top of the Qasr el Bahr fort.
The white building in front is the Majestic Hotel where I stayed for 6 US$ a night.
Square at the entrance to the Medina. My next stop was El Djadida 150 kms further up the coast.
Below, four street scenes inside Safi's medina.
North east bastion on the land side of the city walls.
I got here around noon, I found a nice room at the Hotel du Magreb for only 4 US$ and went sightseeing.
Northern Ramparts seen from the bastion seen in the previous photo.
Seaward ramparts and sea gate.
El Djadida was founded in 1513 by the Portuguese who managed to hold on to it until it Sultan Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah took it by blowing up its walls in 1769. The ramparts were rebuilt in 1820 but this fresh water reserve cistern remained as the Portuguese had built it in the 16th century.
From El Djadida I moved back to Casablanca stopping to have a look at the fortress of Azemour on the way.
I am only showing photos of Azemour's ramparts for there wasn't much to see inside.
Now, my African trip was over and I flew back directly to Montreal from Casablanca.