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The Portuguese fortifications of Mazagan, now part of the city of El Jadida, 90 km southwest of Casablanca, was built as a fortified colony on the Atlantic coast at the beginning of the 16th century. The colony was retaken by the Moroccans in 1769. The fortifications, with their bastions and ramparts, constitute an early example of the Portuguese military architecture of the Renaissance. The Portuguese buildings still visible are the Portuguese cistern, the Portuguese fortress of Mazagan and the Church of the Assumption, built in the Manueline style. The Portuguese city of Mazagan, one of the first settlements in West Africa by Portuguese explorers on their way to India, offers an exceptional testimony to the crossed influences between the European and Moroccan cultures, which clearly appears in architecture, technology And urban planning.

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City: El Jadida