Safi is the largest of the five historic Atlantic coastal towns, with fortifications and other sights going back to a Lusitanian past, a good deal of industry and much poverty. Despite its médina and renown as a centre for fine, traditional pottery, it is probably for enthusiasts only. For those in search of architectural oddities, the médina contains a fragment of a cathedral in the Manueline Gothic style, all that the Portuguese had the time to build during their brief occupation in the 16th century. Unlike El Jadida to the north, Safi was an enclave where they stayed a mere 33 years.

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