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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  • A little quieter here than in Marrakech even though I prefer higher pulse. Unfortunately, it was very windy but in the great whole good. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
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  • I made the excursion from the hotel where I was in Marrakech, sold by TUI, 350 dirhams. A varied day between the visit of a cooperative of argan oil and Essaouira. The port is as seen on the postcards but with the animation and the smells (strong!) in addition. As a woman alone, the guide had left us a free time, we did not want to hang out too long. The souks are cheap but there is not much choice: leather, clothes, argan oil and trinkets. We had dinner in the restaurant recommended by the Guide, it was excellent and very cheap. The Guide did not harass us to have a tip, we are not harassed in the souks either, Essaouira is much quieter than Marrakech.
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