Essaouira is an exceptional example of a late-18th-century fortified town, built according to the principles of contemporary ... More
Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)
Essaouira is an exceptional example of a late-18th-century fortified town, built according to the principles of contemporary European military architecture in a North African context. Since its foundation, it has been a major international trading seaport, linking Morocco and its Saharan hinterland with Europe and the rest of the world.
Love the souk, the beach, the atmosphere, the history, the people.... When it's time to retire, that is my destiny. Beautiful place, with warm people, great food! Essaouira is definitely a MUST GO place!
If you go to Essaouira, you will certainly find, that the old madina, the harbour and the beach is beautiful! And the people of this town are very friendly - it is a great place.
But you should give yourself the possibility to see some of the great nature around the town and along the beach - and in my opinion, the best way to do this is on horseback!
The horses in Morocco are very special -- a mixture of barb and Arab horses. Breeding and riding these horses is an old part of the culture in this country, and certainly worth experiencing. Moroccan people love their horses - you can feel it when you are among "horse-people".
I found a wonderful place for riding a little south of Essaouira, in the small village of Diabat. They also arrange tours on camels from the village.
You can go for a long tour along the beach or in the mountains - and it is absolutely wonderful!
After I found this place, i consider Essauira/Diabat my second home - and come back several times every year.
Having experienced towns, villages, cities, and pueblos the world over...my favorite is the historic 'Mogador,' aka Essaouira!! It's the unique charm... Define it? The light, the fort, the harbor, the Medina, the people, the seafood, the history, the wood, all parts of the whole. Anyone who has an opportunity to visit here certainly should! Do NOT miss it!
Shortly after returning home to CA, I read 'Skeletons on the Zahara,' which is the 1815 survival story of a shipwrecked Capt. Riley.
Dar Al Bahar, 'the house by the sea' in Arabic, is located in the heart of the medina of Essaouira
(Morocco) on the ramparts of this medieval city, facing the ocean and its trade winds. From the terrace, you ...
In the Medina of Essaouira, the Maison du Vent receives its guests in a small courtyard surrounded by columns of
stone. Restoration and furniture have been made with attention to detail in the use of traditional craftsmanship.Ceilings made of ...
LES JARDINS DE LA MEDINA IS AN AUTHENTIC ROYAL PRINCE S RIAD TRANSFORMED INTO AN HOTEL OF CHARM WITH 36
ROOMS AND SUITES. IT IS SITUATED IN THE KASBAH QUARTER CLOSE TO THE ROYAL PALACE AND JUST A FEW ...