Asilah, also known as the Pearl of the Atlantic, silently greets the visitor, a prisoner within the Portuguese walls that once surrounded it. It's a city of poets and painters, proud to have been the birthplace of Raissuli, hailed as a hero or villain depending on who evokes him. Lashed by the sea, it becomes a watercolor during the day, when its people gather to contemplate the ocean from the fortified viewpoint. A beautiful coastal town, it has become the chosen summer destination for many Spaniards to enjoy its beaches.