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|2002||Deferred||At Bureau Session; redefinition of the proposed area and name change|Tonya (USA):
The portuguese city is old that's why it's in ruins. El Jadida is full of really great people both in 2001 and 2004 when I went. Everywhere life is bustling and everyone is ready to roll out the red carpet for visitors. The beach Sidi Bouzid is beautiful and worthy of its fame. El Jadida is more than just the Old City. The cafes are quaint and the food is good. Now that it's been so built-up it's well worth a stop. Essaouira was freezing in September due to the wind. El Jadida was and will be my favorite and if you're looking for the real Morocco, not shopping centers in Casa or touristy games in Marrakech then I recommend El Jadida.
Date posted: February 2010 Jarek Pokrzywnicki (Poland):
Nothing has changed in El-Jadida recently. I was in January 2009 and the conditions in old medina are appaling. Litter everwhere, old Portugese churches are closed, many houses are ruined, mosques are closed for non-muslims as usual. Despite that it is worth visiting - walls are strong and well preserved, Portugese cistern is a "must" to see and really interesting. The most impressing view of Mazagan is from the pier in fishing port, especially in the early morning of sunshine day - recommended.
Date posted: February 2009 Fopreja (Morocco):
Lors d'une recente session de la marie d'El Jadida, ville marocaine qui abrite les fortifications portugaises dites Mazagan, il a été decidé de construire une série de magasins juste en face de la cité portugaise Mazagan, qui vient d'être classé comme vous le savez, patrimoine universel le 30 juin 2004.
Cette série de magasins qu'on estime à une centaine, en plus de quelques petites gargottes et un hôtel,sont prévus dans la zone non constructible autour des fortifications, zone ayant été dégagée suite à la démolition de tout un quartier, pour répondre justement au cahier de charge, tel que exigé par l'ICOMOS.
Date posted: June 2005 Alexandre Monteiro (Portugal):
I was in El Jadida in August 2004. The old city is crumbling, the town has a very dark side to it - quite unlike Essaouira, which is very charming and well preserved - and theres litter and neglect everywhere. I was very appaled to see that.
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