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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From fish to argan oil to carpets, you will find it all. In a relaxed atmosphere, and the medina is exactly the right size to get your bearings and explore without getting (too) lost. a lovely... more »
Wander through the streets. Watch the wood workers and painters. Beautiful handmade pottery, Berber rugs, and wooden pieces. Haggle. Expect them to lower the price. Buy. more »
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