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La Citerne Portugaise, El Jadida

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La Citerne Portugaise 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 La Citerne Portugaise and other attractions to your El Jadida trip itinerary using our El Jadida day trip tool.
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  • We tried to visit on November 15. The cistern is still closed with no reopening date noted. Probably not worth coming to el jadida as a result. Wish I knew it was closed 
    We tried to visit on November 15. The cistern is still closed with no reopening date noted. Probably not worth coming to el jadida as a result. Wish I knew it was closed  more »
  • We tried to visit this attraction on the 7th of June but it was still closed because of preparations for a renovation and the renovation did not even start yet. And no one has any estimation when it.....  more
    We tried to visit this attraction on the 7th of June but it was still closed because of preparations for a renovation and the renovation did not even start yet. And no one has any estimation when it.....  more »
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  • We visited this place while we were in El Jadid, Marocco (August, 2022). The attraction was close while we were there. If you free time, you may visit this place. It is near the city center. The historical monuments have great building, but they need to do maintenance.
  • Very cool fort, the different canons show the progression of the Portuguese invasion of the Moroccan coasts

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