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Portuguese Cistern in Mazagan

Portuguese Cistern in Mazagan

Portuguese Cistern is a historic cistern located beneath the Fortress of Mazagan in the city of El Jadida in Morocco. The cistern was originally built by the Portuguese during their construction of the castle in 1514 AD as a warehouse or armory, then it was converted into a water reservoir in 1541. The Portuguese Cistern was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 as part of Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida).

Site Information

Country: Morocco

District: Casablanca-Settat

Category: Bridges and Water Structures

Site History: 16th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Portuguese

Later Cultures: Portuguese

Site Features: Portuguese Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida)

Date of Inscription: 2004

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