The Museums of Agadir

  • Port

    Agadir, Morocco

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

Agadir, founded in 1505, has experienced peaks and valleys of prosperity, from a point in the 18th century when only twelve houses remained, to the bustling metropolis you will visit today. Stop at the kasbah (fort), to take in the breathtaking view over Agadir's almost endless beach.

Visit the Memorial Museum, which recalls the terrible earthquake of 1960 that destroyed the entire city of Agadir. The museum has a large collection of photos, showing the city before and after its reconstruction.

The nearby Amazigh Heritage Museum is dedicated to the Berber heritage of the Souss Massa Draa region. It opened 40 years after the destruction of Agadir, and more than 900 pieces linked to the Amazigh culture and traditions are exhibited here. It also presents the traditions and daily life of the Amazigh populations, including displays of carpets, pottery, old manuscripts and also techniques used to make jewelry and tools used by craftsmen.

Continue to Cornish Boulevard for a refreshment stop before returning to the pier.

Notes:

Museums and shops are closed on religious holidays. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Shade is limited; please dress accordingly. Bring water and a hat and wear sunscreen. Daytime temperatures are high. Bring along local currency (for shopping). Do not take photos of military personnel without their consent. Mind your belongings at all times, particularly at tourist points of interest or in crowded places.