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Rue Hachmi Bahbah | Cite Portugaise, El Jadida 24010, Morocco
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All reviews great photo opportunities entry fee great visit fascinating place piece of history thin layer elderly gentleman vaulted ceilings sight seeing old town light istanbul cistern reflection photos portuguese shaft
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the cisterns last September 2018, me and my husband we were very impressed by the amazing history and the great shape of the place. These cisterns are very clean and very well looked after

Thank MarkDiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There has been restoration since my last visit. This is the one must see place in El Jadida. 70dh to enter now.

Thank Stuartessaouira
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the cistern with my husband. I'm Moroccan so I paid 10 dirhams and he's German so he paid 60 dirhams. Which we thought was quite unfair, also for what you actually see. Overall, 3€ would have been ok but 6€ was too much!

Thank lamiaa r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found the old cistern but the entrance fee is now 60 dirhams for foreign visitors. We saw locals walking in for free. It is just one fairly dark, vaulted room with a pretty shaft of light coming in over the centre making it quite...More

Thank Monda15
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Just because it's on the way, I'm not sure I'd go anywhere Half a minute of rotation would be enough

Thank Yifta
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Not worth the visit at all. You go in to a basment and come out having lost over 10 euros each in the process.

Thank Travellerinthisworld
Reviewed August 6, 2018

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 July 31, 2018

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 June 8, 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 May 30, 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

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Response from hamiltonbrittany67 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely go in the morning, like a lot of places the hours can be unpredictable but they are usually open by 9