History of Larache Founded in VII century, when Moslem combatants, from Arabia installed in Lixus, extended their camping on other bank of the Loukous Wadi. The Portuguese occupied Larache briefly during the 1471 until the Battle of Three Kings or WADI AL-MAKHAZIN (Aug. 4, 1578), In 1610 the city passes to the hands Spaniards. In 1691, the Sultan Moulay Ismail takes again the city which remains, however, the target of external attacks. In 1911 the Spaniards adapt it again to remain 45 years there, until the independence of Morocco (Nov. 18, 1956).
Larache ( AL Araich) is a seaport on the northern Atlantic coast of Morocco, at the mouth of the (Wad) Loukous river. is a small and nice beach town, The beach, located on other bank of the river, is accessible either to foot (300m central place) with crossing in the boat, or in the car or the bus by circumventing the river (4km).The city is an important fishing port and agricultural region centre.
Larache constitutes a historical stage of great interest on the north West of Morocco. The origins of the Moslem city like those of thee Lixus .The Phoenicians founded a trading post on the site, which was later captured by the Romans, it's an antique city (Phoenician, Carthaginian, and Roman settlement), located not far from Larache...Lixus
This prestigious town, Larache remains
impregnated magnificent of it's Spanish time. Involved in a Sara band of colorest, it avoids it's houses and it's arcades, it's gates and it's columns,
of all the nuances of the rainbow. Marked by the successive invasions
Spanish and Arab, architecture differs from one district to another.
Indeed, the configuration of the old city is of Arab type, while the
dwellings of the modern city adopt the Andalusia style. The boulevard
Mohamed V crosses the city modern and led to the Place of the Release,
whose houses with arcades point out the Andalusia past of Larache. Bab El-Khémis connects the modern city to the medina, and gives access a small
very animated market. The Castle of the Stork is the most famous building
Built on 16th Century by M.Ahmed Al Mansour
State). Larache also shelters an
archaeological museum, where the exhumed currencies of the site of Lixus
are in particular gathered. •Histoire of Larache • Founded in VIIème
century, when Moslem combatants, from Arabia and installed in Lixus,
extended their camping on other bank of the Loukous Wadi.
Portuguese occupied Larache briefly during the 1471 until the Battle of Three Kings
* Population : Over 145.000 H.
*Average temperatures: 15 in Winter-17 to 22 in spring and Autumn
25o in Summer from June to September.
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