Essaouira

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Essaouira or Mugadur in Amazigh language (berber) (the wall owner )  is  a city of the Moroccan Atlantic coast beaten by the trade winds and with a population of about 80,000 inhabitants. This place is a beautiful coastal town with a rich history that has become one of the most beautiful and fascinating places on the entire Atlantic coast of the country.

The tourism here is in full expansion for being an exceptional seaside resort and for its natural reserve on the island Mogador, for its Medina today declared by the UNESCO world heritage.

 

However, nowadays, Essaouira has become an indispensable stage in the trip to Morocco. So far, the country enjoys having seven of its many jewels declared as pieces of World Heritage. Apart from Essaouira, this privilege also applies to the Medina of Fez (admitted in 1981), the Medina of Marrakech (1985), the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou (1987), the city of Méknes (1996 ), The archaeological site of Volubilis (1997) and the Medina of Tetuán (1997).

What to see in Essaouira

This beautiful city, which seems to be lost in time, is especially quiet and pleasant. In addition, the mild climate and its magnificent sandy beaches make this a must-see destination if you are making a route through the south of Morocco.

Medina of Essaouira

In Essaouira there are several places of interest that we must visit, such as its beautiful Medina that is formed by wide streets full of galleries that give way to numerous workshops of artisans, small shops of all types, coffee shops and restaurants. . What immediately impresses the visitor is the whiteness of the walls of the houses and the blue of the windows and doors.

Other Places to visit:

Souk el Jdid

Bab el Menzah Essaouira

Skala de la Kasbah

Port of Essaouira

Skala du Port

Mellah the  Berber Jewish Quarter of Essaouira

The beaches of Essaouira

 

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