Top Essaouira attractions, activites & things to do
What a great about Essaouira
Essaouira is a port city located on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, formerly known as Mogador. The meaning of the word “Essaouira”, in Berber, is “the well designed”. Also, it consists of Medina (the old city) that surrounded by stunning seawalls with French architecture. Besides, it is the fine example of the fortified town in Morocco. Furthermore, Essaouira is characterized by its gorgeous beach, old canons, strong trade winds, and the great harbor. In the city of Essaouira, there are numerous thrilling sights to enjoy, incliding the old Medina, Essaouira Ramparts, Mogador Island, and Essaouira beach.
the blue Purle Essaouira
the wall of Essaouira
the beauty of Essaouira
Essaouira's old Medina
Essaouira's old Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a well-preserved example of the fortified town of the mid-eighteenth century. Besides, it is one of the loveliest places in the city, where you can find plenty of surprises and things of interest such as traditional crafts (jewellery, bags, hand-woven throws, fragrant thuya wood, Raffia Shoes, retro furniture, carpets and natural-coloured wool blankets, and handcrafted leather bags), Organic Argan Oil, natural Herbs and spices, homemade jams, and traditional musical instruments. This is in addition to the fresh fish, delicious foods, and tasty drinks. More to the point, the Medina of Essaouira is surrounded by wave-lashed ramparts that offer a picturesque place for both Medina and seaside views. They have also featured in the famous movie of Orson Welles 1951 “Othello”.
Essaouira's old Medina
stunning Carpet In Medina
handmade Products In Medina
Tnatural Herbs and spices
traditional musical instruments in Medina
Organic Argan Oil
Ramparts of Essaouira
the old ramparts of Essaouira
Mogador Island, the unique destination in Essaouira, is about 1.5 kilometers from the city. Furthermore, it is the main island of the Iles Purpuraires and popularly known as the "the purple islands." It is a natural reserve for Eleonora's falcons, and it cannot be visited without a special permission, but it can be seen through the ramparts of the Medina or through binoculars from Essaouira beach.
birds in Mogador Island
the Island of Mogador
Needless to say, the Essaouira beach is another place of interest, where you can spend an unforgettable afternoon in the golden sand, but swimming would be difficult when the winds are strong. If you are interested in swimming and sunbathing, you must wait until summer. Football, Frisbee, camel and horse riding are the popular activities in the beach of Essaouira. Also, there are a plenty of coffee shops next to the beach, if you want to take a rest and drink a cup of mint tea or coffee, as well as eat some delicious foods_ and enjoy the atmosphere of the sandy beach.
camel trekking in Essaouira beach
coffee shop in Essaouira beach
For accommodations, Essaouira has loads of luxury hotels and Riads that offer an amazing platform for visitors, including tasty foods, soft drinks, and amazing settings. Therefore, don’t hesitate to plan your journey to Essaouira to explore the best of everything has to offer.
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