Coco Polizzi

Coco Polizzi

Beato Salvatore Polizzi, créateur de la Médina qui porte son nom.

Tissages et habits

Tissages et habits

Hélas, le nombre des artisans a fondu comme neige au soleil...

Extraordinaire travail de la pierre

Extraordinaire travail de la pierre

Selon la tradition berbère de l'Anti-Atlas et de l'Atlas

Dédale

Dédale

Charme unique !

Formidable architecture

Formidable architecture

Toute la beauté de la pierre

Arcades

Arcades

Une conception architecturale élaborée, qui cache quelques boutiques d'artisans survivantes

Théâtre à la romaine

Théâtre à la romaine

Pour accueillir des réceptions, des banquets, des mariages


The Medina of Coco Polizzi: a must

Destroyed in the 1960 earthquake, the Agadir medina was replaced, on the other side of the city, in Bensergao, by a new and spectacular development, respecting the ancient stone art developed in the Anti -Atlas and the Atlas. This must for any visit to Agadir is signed by the architect of Italian origin Coco Polizzi. You can get there in about 45 minutes.

Sometimes criticized - wrongly - for being artificial, this place is actually magical, if only for the interest of its architecture and the fight led by the Sicilian and his daughters. The stones have been carefully installed, sometimes in a complex geometry, on adobe, as the Polizzi family claims .

An unhappy quarrel

For years, financial disputes have unfortunately opposed the creator of this tastefully reconstituted ensemble and the local artisans who have set up pretty shops there, and some of whom work there.

This quarrel has the consequence that the number of artisans has melted, for the benefit of the neighboring artisan village of Kasbat Souss . Unfortunately, there are less than twenty left, the products of which are quite attractive. We appreciate the fixed prices, admittedly slightly higher than those that can be obtained elsewhere, but which have the advantage of not giving rise to haggling.

As a consequence of the decrease in the number of artisans, the crowd is not as dense as the medina would deserve. The alleys are even sometimes almost deserted. Ah if all the craftsmen could join hands, find themselves on the same site and if the hatchet was inchallah buried!

Paid entry

The opening of the medina has seen several long interruptions. Reliving for a time thanks to the pugnacity of Paola Polizzi and new investors, the Medina of Coco Polizzi caressed new projects. Since 2016, the Medina has thus hosted the International Arts and Culture Festival.

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Unfortunately, the Medina is difficult to make profitable, to such an extent that the judicial liquidation was pronounced at the end of 2017 . A buyer with strong backs eventually came forward: the Souss Massa Regional Tourism Development Company (SDRT), in public hands. Therefore, the future of the Medina is assured.

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Admission is chargeable (40 dh, or 4 € per person). This tax is sometimes misunderstood. But when we imagine the cost of such a construction and its operation, we pay it with understanding. Closed on Mondays.

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In addition to this, you will need to know more about it.

Telephone contact: 05 28 28 02 53

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

45 minutes
from the Garden to the Stars.
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express!
 
Coco Polizzi's medina in three videos
Coco Polizzi's medina on the Jardin aux Etoiles blog