Essaouira (previously known as Mogador) is a picturesque Moroccan city located along the Atlantic coast, 170km west of Marrakech. The historic centre of Essaouira (the Medina) is completely surrounded by well-preserved walls and is sandwiched between the beach and the fishing harbour. The area has been settled since prehistoric times, but the current city was built in the 18th century under the reign of Mohammed III, who employed European architects and technicians. Nowadays the Medina of Essaouira consists to a large extent of souvenir shops, cafes adn restaurants, who cater to the large number of tourists who come to visit the city. Essaouira has been a UNESCO World heritage site since 2001.
01 Alley 02 Alley 03 Medina 04 Medina
05 Carpets 06 Moulay Hassan square 07 Hotel Dar Mounia 08 Alley with shops
09 Essaouira roof view 10 Alleyway 11 Corner tower 12 Corner tower
13 City walls 14 City walls and old house
15 On the city walls 16 Old house 17 Cannons 18 Ramparts
19 Casa Vera restaurant 20 Tourists on ramparts at sunset 21 Alleay at night 22 Gate and watchtower
23 City walls 24 Moulay Hassan square
25 Door 26 Casa Vera restaurant 27 Casa Vera restaurant 28 Windows
29 Moulay Hassan square 01 Beach football 02 Beach soccer
03 People on the beach 04 Running to the sea 05 Child and the sea
06 Beach 07 Beach 08 Beach
09 Beachfront houses 01 Seagull 02 Seagull
03 Rocks and sea 04 Rocky coastline 05 Sunset 06 Sea and rocks
07 Essaouira coast at sunset 08 Essaouira coast at sunset 09 Sea and rocks 10 Ramparts at sunset
11 City wall at sunset
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