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Larache is a city in northern Morocco.


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]

By bus[edit]

  • 1 Gare Routière (4 km south of the city center). Many buses on the Tanger-Rabat route pass Larache.

By taxi[edit]

  • 2 Grand Taxi stand (in front of the Gare Routière). Connections to Asilah (20 dirham, 40 km, 45 min), Tangier, Ksar El-Kebir (15 dirham, 35 km, 40 min).

Get around[edit]

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


  • 1 The ruins of Lixus (8 km following the road to Asilah). Lixus (Q923835) on Wikidata Lixus (ancient city) on Wikipedia
  • 2 Kasbah. A 16th-century Portuguese construction that's crumbling down but has good views of the ocean.,
  • 3 Medina.
  • 4 Nuestra Señora Del Pilar's church.
  • Fortress of the stork.


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



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 Openstreetmap.

Bakeries and juice stores are also available.

  • 1 Juice store.
  • 2 Bakery Rabah.


  • 1 Cafe Valencia.
  • 2 Cafe Triana.



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

  • 1 Hotel Malaga. Check-out: noon. Simple, but clean and large rooms. Some have balconies. single from 70 dirham.
  • 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 dirham, with bathroom: 116 dirham.
  • 3 Hotel Tanger.
  • 4 Pension Amal.


  • 5 Hotel Espana. Also has Wi-Fi. single from 240 dirham.


Many cafes in the city center (notably Cafe Valencia and Cafe Triana) have free Wi-Fi.

There are also a couple of cyber cafes.

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