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Safi



Safi
Introduction

1. Dar el-Bahar

2. The Kechla

3. Potters' quarter

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SAFI
Dar el-Bahar

The Palace-fortress-prison and the sea. Safi, Morocco


The Palace-fortress-prison and the sea. Safi, Morocco

The Palace-fortress-prison and the sea. Safi, Morocco


Called Castle at the Sea, which is the meaning of the Arabic Dar el-Bahar, is the main symbol of Safi, and the city's most photographed site. It is best viewed from the outside, but you will not get a good feeling of it until you actually enter.
The interior is very, very simple, which reflects the style of its period: early 16th century. Finding your way around is equally easy, but a nice reward for paying the standard entry fee of 10 dh are the marvellous views of the sea and the port of Safi.





By Tore Kjeilen