Portuguese Cistern draws visitors with its enchanting dance of dim lights reflected against the surface of the water. Originally built as a warehouse in 1514, this square underground chamber, which was later turned into a cistern, features double barrel vaults supported by 25 stone pillars. The cistern served as the filming location for several movies, including Orson Welles' "Othello." Today, the site hosts cultural events, such as concerts of Fado music. Add Portuguese Cistern and other attractions to your El Jadida trip itinerary using our El Jadida day trip tool.
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