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Rue Hachmi Bahbah | Cite Portugaise, El Jadida 24010, Morocco
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+212 700-105199
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Down a little street in El Jadida is the Portugese Cistern..more than 500 years old..spectacular..best to arrive at noon but not required..a siimple 10 dirham entry fee and you can spend as much time there as you’d like..one of the last remaining Portugese structures in...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A deep cellar with dripping walls and some old vaulted ceilings. Or an amazing punctuation point into the Portugese history of this coast, with wonderful below ground images with the sun blazing through. Who are you?

Thank marekw
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The concept was amazing. A must to visit as you may not have another opportunity. If you are a traveller who appreciates spaces where you can absorb the significance of the experience then this is a must.

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 31 May 2018

The Portuguese Cistern is a beautiful sight, and has an interesting historical story to go with it. I suspect it is the most instagrammed location in El Jadida because it really is photogenic. It will only take five or so minutes to wander through, but...More

Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

The Cistern is just a water tank that reflects the sunlight . I was there for just 5 minutes. Even though I admired how they were able to build it and the amount of work that went into it , I didn’t think it was...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

One of the sight seeing in Medina of El jadida. Entrance fee is 10 DH. Keep silence and come back to 500 years ago. Wet and slippery, be careful!

Thank amooafshin
Reviewed 17 May 2018

This was a great stop and really interesting to see. I wish they had some printed material to describe the site in more detail in English although there was a lovely guide who told us some information in French.

Thank roaming_camels
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Must head into the cistern for a wow moment, and great photo opportunities. Quite impressive how centuries ago, rain was collected as such. Fabulous stop just a few steps from the ramparts.

Thank caroka
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

There isn't much to do in El Jadida so one might as well visit the Portuguese cisterns to kill 10 minutes.

Thank caramel_freddo
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Very interesting to wander through and fabulously photogenic. You only need 10 minutes and it is cool inside. We arrived just before 6:00 when they closed and they let us in but we didn’t get to visit the little information area, but google helped us...More

Thank Carina W
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Response from jorge m | Reviewed this property |
They do not have very formal hours... As I recall they are open in the morning about 9-12, and then they closed, and open again at 4pm till about 8pm. But it varies a lot, because sometimes they have shows (usually at... More
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