Medina of Essaouira, Essaouira

4.6
#1 of 6 in Neighborhoods in Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
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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  • I am in love with this city. No matter how many times I come back, I just keep discovering more and more. I recommend staying at a riad versus a hotel for a more authentic experience.  more »
  • Less Hassel than anywhere in Morocco, it’s used by locals and they are living in the area and shop here. Very safe , just be as careful as you would be at home  more »

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