Medina of Essaouira, Essaouira

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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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  • The Medina of Essaouira is very typical and very well maintained. The streets are exceptionally clean, the walls are beautiful, the cannons protecting them from all heights are a mark of prestige for the city. It is named the small Portuguese town, his typical style of white houses with shutters, windows and doors wooden painted blue, as well as fishermen's boats, show a deep culture still present today. restaurants in the vicinity of the ports are very expensive for the quality offered, it's a tourist trap, do not hesitate to go in the middle of wide alleys of barely 1 meters inside the Medina to find small restaurants and enjoy a true local gastronomy as a Tagine of fish is excellent for 40 dirhams or less than 4 euros, drink and mint tea included. a definite must!
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  • Absolutely amazing place to spend few weeks. I tried with Marrakesh and escaped after one day. Essaouira is much quieter. No aggressive vendors. Better prices.  more »
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