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Larache

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Larache is a city in northern Morocco.

Understand[edit]

While the city seems big at first, life clusters around the city center near the 1 Place de la Liberation.. Tourists are rarely seen here, creating a quite hassle-free and friendly atmosphere.

Get in[edit]

map of Larache

By bus[edit]

  • Gare Routière. Many buses on the Tanger-Rabat-Case route pass Larache. From the Gare Routière walk north to the city center.

By taxi[edit]

  • 1 Grand Taxis. The grand taxi stand is just in front of the Gare Routière with connections to Asilah (20 dirhams, 40 km, 45min), Tangier, Ksar El-Kebir (15 dirhams, 35 km, 40min) and more.

Get around[edit]

The city center is easily walkable by foot. For the outskirts, petite taxis are available.

See[edit]

  • The ruins of Lixus are about 8 km (5 miles) from Larache on non-motorway route to Asilah.
  • The Kasbah, a 16th-century Portuguese construction that's crumbling down but has good views of the ocean.
  • Fortress of the stork
  • The Medina
  • Nuestra Señora Del Pilar's church
  • Archaeological museum

Do[edit]

  • Stroll the waterfront or join the locals on a swim at the harbor's stone barriers.
  • Enjoy the filled streets after sunset to 10PM, grab a tea in one of the cafes around Place de la Liberation.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

There are some restaurants also serving western-style food such as pizzerias or spaghetti. Furthermore, there are a couple of great sandwich places including one of the best shawarmas in Morocco (see OSM-map). Bakeries and juice stores are also available.

  • 1 Juice store.
  • Bakery 1 Rabah.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

There are many budget hotels and pensions that cluster south of the Place de la Liberation, rooms without bathroom start around 40 dirhams.

  • 1 Hotel Malaga. Check-out: noon. Simple, but clean and large rooms. Some have balconies. single from 70 dirhams.
  • 2 Hotel Hay Essalam, 9 avenue Hassan II, +212 539916822. Check-out: noon. Spacious and clean rooms, also has wifi & air-conditioning. Cheaper to book directly than online. 90 dirhams, with bathroom: 116 dirhams.
  • 3 Hotel Tanger.
  • 4 Pension Amal.

Mid-range[edit]

  • 5 Hotel Espana. Also has wifi. single from 240 dirhams.

Connect[edit]

Many cafes in the city center (notably 2 Cafe Valencia., 3 Cafe Triana.) have free wifi services. There are also a couple of cyber cafes.

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