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Travel Guide of Essaouira in Morocco by Influencers and Travelers

Essaouira is a city in the western Moroccan region of Meṛṛakec-Asfi, on the Atlantic coast.

The Best Things to Do and Visit in Essaouira


1 - Simon Attias Synagogue

The Simon Attias Synagogue is a nineteenth-century synagogue in Essaouira, Morocco, formerly known as Mogador, Morocco. It is also known as the Bet Ha-Knesset Simon Attias, M'sod Attias and Shaarei T'filah. The synagogue was built in 1882.

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2 - City Walls

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3 - Quad biking in Essaouira

Get off the beaten track and discover the richness of the landscape around the beautiful city of Essaouira! Alone or with a partner, go for an unforgettable quad biking experience in the surroundings of Essaouira, including pick up service from your ...

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4 - Essaouira Citadel

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5 - Old Fortress, 16th Century Portguese canons

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6 - Kitesurfing in Essaouira

Kite Paradise is a kitesurfing school in Essaouira, Morocco that offers tailor-made courses with, if necessary, accommodation or equipment rental. This school's mission is to share its passion for kitesurfing in a pedagogical way to make it accessibl...

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7 - Sidi Kaouki

   17 km away

Sidi Kaouki is a small town located 25 km south of Essaouira. It is a rural commune in Essaouira Province of the Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz region of Morocco.

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8 - Essaouira Province

   33 km away

Essaouira is a city in the western Moroccan region of Meṛṛakec-Asfi, on the Atlantic coast.

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9 - Quad in Essaouira

Diana Quad Essaouira offers you exotic quad biking excursions to discover the charms of the Moroccan Atlantic coast. A change of scenery guaranteed! The region of Essaouira, port city of the Moroccan Atlantic coast, offers you magnificent landscapes....

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Why should you visit Essaouira ?

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Essaouira is a charming port city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. It is an outstanding example of a late 18th century fortified town, built according to the principles of European military architecture of the time. 
To get there, you can rent a car, take a bus, a taxi or book a day trip from Marrakech for less than €30 per person.

The city is beautiful with its white houses contrasting with the blue of the shutters. Its Medina, formerly known as Mogador, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is surrounded by a Vauban-style wall. Its kasbah is a marvel not to be missed.
You will find a variety of restaurants and shops for a busy day in the heart of the city.

It is very pleasant to walk along the 200 metres of Essaouira's ramparts, which were built to protect the city from foreign invasions. The most interesting is in the western part, at the Sqala de la Kasbah. Entirely built in carved stone, it borders the Atlantic Ocean and has several dozen Spanish cannons aimed at the sea... an emblematic place!
The port of Essaouira offers a fascinating picture for every visitor: it has many blue wooden boats, moored and squeezed in rows as well as thousands of birds, seagulls and gulls. Hundreds of fishermen unload their fish in a friendly and authentic atmosphere. You can enjoy the day's catch in one of the many restaurants in town.

In Essaouira, the city has followed its course without focusing on the tourist influx. The markets are very popular with locals, who come to do their shopping especially in the main avenue Zerkouni around the souk Jedid

There are also modern hotels along the beach. Essaouira is also renowned for windsurfing and kitesurfing, thanks to the strong winds that blow almost constantly across the bay and the annual Kitesurfing World Cup.

A few kilometres to the south, towards the road to Agadir, you can enjoy islets and Riads, as well as a unique beach, Sidi Kaouki, located about 25 km from the city.

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