Things to See & Do
The Valley of the Birds
("Vallée des Oiseaux")
(daily from 09:30-12:30
This little zoo is located in a gully that cuts across the Avenue Mohamed V and Avenue Hassan II, bisecting the city. Birds from all over the world are kept in aviaries that authentically imitate their natural habitat. A number of aviaries, a zoo, waterfall and a playground for your children make this a great venue for families.
The Municipal Museum
Agadir Museum is devoted to the culture and folk art of the Souss Valley and the Sahara regions. The costumes, jewellery, carpets, furniture, musical instruments and tools in the collection were gathered together by the Dutch-born art historian Bert Flint, who has lived in Morocco since 1957.
Jardin de Olhao
This lovely outdoor area has a well-groomed garden and children's playground. The walls and structures in the garden are styled to the original Berber style. There is a small gallery that exhibits local artists as well as a lovely cafe-restaurant.
This plateau just west of the city centre is somewhat of a shrine for friends and family of the over 15,000 people killed in the 1960 earthquake. A small mosque and an uncompleted memorial garden provides a sombre setting for relatives and friends to walk and pray in remembrance of their lost loved ones.
The Modern City
Green spaces and broad avenues separate the city’s various districts. Among the best examples of modern architecture are the post office, a successful combination of concrete and cedar wood, the elegant law courts, the primary school in the Avenue des Forces-Armées-Royales and the fire station, with its conspicuous training tower.
The citadel, on the hill overlooking the bay of Agadir, was built in 1540. The ramparts were restored after the 1960 earthquake. It is an ideal spot to watch the sunset over the sea.
Fish auctions take place every afternoon in the fish market and delicious fried fish is sold nearby in small open-air restaurants.
Agadir has three international calibre courses located adjacent to each other - Golf of the Sun (Golf du Soleil), Golf of the Dunes (Les Dunes Golf) and Royal Golf Club. For more information, please click on the link above.
Mohamed V Avenue
The Avenue Mohamed V, Agadir’s main street, runs north-south across the city, cutting it in two. On one side is the modern city centre, and on the other, the tourist district stretches along the bay.