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A Lunch Stop...

Larache is a little off the main roads and is located in the Tanger-Tetouan area of North Morocco. The town was established by Arab soldiers who were based at Lixus, moved to the southern bank of the River Loukos during the 7th century. For a time during the 1470’s the town was unihabited after the Portuguese drove all the residents out. This all changed when the Sultan of Fes decided to rebuild the city and construct a stronghold on the banks of the River Loukos to control the passage.

By the 11th century, Larache became a significant centre of trade. It was claimed to be Morocco’s largest port and provided the main income for the town. Over time Larache was in the hands of many until Morocco achieved independence in 1953. Larache was originally called San Antonio de Alarache. It is also known as El Araich.

Today Larache is still a busy fishing town but also important with their agriculture and with exporting wool, timber and produce. While to date, tourism hasn’t been an important element to Larache, the town is upgrading to hopefully attract tourists to this peaceful coastline of Morocco.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks. (c) keeweechic 2001-2009 (copyright)

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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    hi, informative page but I gather that sadly that, like me, you didnt get to see the main local attraction of Lixus!


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