Medina of Essaouira, Essaouira

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Stroll down the atmospheric streets of Medina of Essaouira, the old walled part of the city with historical landmarks and an ongoing sense of tradition all around. Incorporating influences from European military architecture into a typically North African style, the area features many of the usual elements of a medina, such as souks and city walls, while having wider streets and an intuitive grid layout. Take in the battlements around the harbor area, the cemetery in the old Jewish quarter, and the former consulates of European powers, indicative of the seaport city's outward looking nature and growing importance on the international scene. Make Medina of Essaouira part of your personalized Essaouira itinerary using our Essaouira online sightseeing planner .
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  • My best friend and I took a 3 hour drive from Marrakesh to Essaouira. We didn't know what to really expect, but it was wonderful. Essaouira is a city on the beach, with an entirely different ambiance ...  more »
  • A total change of scenery 2 hours from Bordeaux! Plan a big half day or see a day! Be careful before 10am there is not much.
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