Essaouira, the charm of Moroccan culture
Bathed by the waters of the western Atlantic coast, Essaouira is a Moroccan city that crowns the north of Cape Sim. It is considered one of the most beautiful provinces of the Marrakech-Tensift-Al Hauz region.
The approximately 70,000 inhabitants of Essaouira focus mainly on fishing, as fishing in this city is a major deal, a vibrant and vital part of the local culture, although its economy is based as well on the textile and wood industry.
Unesco declared its Medina and historic center as a world heritage site. The beauty of the place, with the peculiarities of the natural environment that surrounds it, is the tourist attraction for thousands of visitors who choose it as a holiday destination, especially in summer.
What to see in Essaouira
Known as “the city of the wind”, Essaouira welcomes on its beaches numerous windsurfers from all over the world.
The most interesting event that the city offers is undoubtedly the Gnaoua Festival of Essaouira, a festival of music and culture that takes place annually in June and that attracts visitors and people from all over the world.
If you visit this wonderful city, while walking through the wide streets of its Medina you will discover many artisan workshops, bars and small shops, a totally curious world after passing one of its three monumental doors (Bab Sbâa, Bab Marrakech and Bab Doukhala). Let yourself be impressed by wheelbarrows pulled by mules that are the only means of transport still used in this area of the city!
Three must-see places to visit in Essaouira are the Clock Tower, Ibn Youssef (the largest mosque in the city) and the market of Souk el Jdid. These places will make you fully experience the wonders and peculiarities of this port city.
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