Safi is a historical city that preserves all its historical sites that make you lose yourself between the past and the present.Its Medina, surrounded by an intact wall of Portuguese influence, hides some monuments of rare beauty. An influential city under the Almohad and Almoravid dynasties, Safi was the first port of Marrakech, which was then the capital of Morocco. Other than its historical sites, Safi offers its visitors the triple advantage of being At once a historical city, as well as a modern, live and active city thanks to its commercial port. Safi is a city in Morocco, located on the Atlantic coast.
It is also benefiting from its position as a crossroads between the pillars of Morocco: Casablanca, Agadir and Marrakech, its port is one of the most important ports in the country.
The city is also famous for its ceramics and pottery. To realize the importance of this activity, go to the potters’ hill, which houses dozens of workshops. From generation to generation, Safi artisans share their ancestral know-how.
Since the 1960s, the city has also been home to an important industrial phosphate processing complex. Safi currently has about 700,000 inhabitants. Like El Jadida, the adventures of the history of Safi are intimately linked to its port and architectural construction which helps it distinguish itself from the other cities. With a Portuguese fortress of the 15th century, which was for a time the seat of the governor, was completely restored in 1963.
Its large monumental gate opens on the Mechouar or the armory where one can admire a dozen old Spanish and Dutch cannons pointing to the ocean. Its privileged geographical and natural setting, offers it vast plains of agricultural soil, bordered by superb sandy beaches and a mineral-rich subsoil (phosphate, gypsum and barite) and a sea front The Atlantic Ocean over more than 150 km.
If the city appeals to history buffs, it also attracts surfers. Ranked among the ” World Class Waves “, the wave of Safi is considered as one of the ten best in the world. Every year, the biggest international surfers are on this spot.
All these assets have enabled the city to be a tourist attraction and economic activity in several sectors