Welcome to the coastal serenity of Essaouira! This lovely Moroccan city is everything you’d want to explore this hot summer season! It’s time to forget about trivial and heavily crowded beaches and head for a gorgeous and exotic place! With its unique landmarks, rich Medina of the city’s old town quarters, ports, museums and palaces, beautiful Essaouira is ready to show off its riches and beauty! The question is whether you’re ready to explore it?
1. Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah Museum
Hey, fellow travelers, would you like to lose yourself in the culture and history of Morocco? If the answer is yes, then visit the Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah History Museum, in the city of Essaouira. The collection is amazing, the museum itself is situated in a 19th-century pasha residence, and did we mention the mansion is absolutely stunning?
Enter it: Come around and jump right into the deep-rooted history of the lovely museum!
Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah Museum
Address: Rue Laalouj Derb, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
2. Explore the unique Harbour Scala
Essaouira Harbour can definitely be called the Kingdom of Fishermen since they are the leading men here and the atmosphere is not to be missed! Just imagine the seagulls flying over your head, the blue boats, the smell of the ocean and the appetizing aroma of fresh seafood cooked in front of you!
Come around: Don’t miss this unique experience while in the area! It’s totally worth it!
Address: Avenue Mohammed V, Essaouira
Website: Harbour Scala
3. Welcome to Bab Sbaa
Ever dream of entering a magical portal to the past? Well, here you can do it, now that you’ve come to this lovely Moroccan city! Bab Sbaa is one of the monumental gates of the Medina (the old town) of Essaouira. Pass through it, and you will meet all kinds of merchants, selling vegetables, spices, and seeds, meat, and fish. Also, there are no motor vehicles here – everything is carried by carts and mules, just like in the past.
Try it: Now you’ve got the chance to engage in an exotic experience, while simply strolling along the narrow streets of Essaouira! Have fun!
Address: 44000 Essaouira, Morocco
Facebook: Bab Sbaa
4. L'Horloge d'Essaouira
L'Horloge d'Essaouira, or the Clock Tower of Essaouira, is only a few steps from Bab Sbaa. This large, square tower is an ideal place for a tour of the Medina because it looks much as it did during the reign of Sultan Mohammed Ben Abdallah. Besides, it also serves as a great guide in case this is your very first time in and around the gorgeous and shiny city of Essaouira, Morocco.
Enjoy it: With this in mind, grab a bottle of water and hit its narrow streets!
Address: Avenue Oqba Ibn Nafiaa, Essaouira
5. Stop by the legendary city walls
You can’t visit Essaouira and not climb the ramparts. Constructed in the 1760s, the walls were originally built as city defenses. This is where the Medina meets the Atlantic - the crash of the waves and the sunset you’ll encounter, if you stay long enough, are what you’ll remember. Don’t miss this magical place!
Explore it: Frankly, you can’t miss the city’s top landmark, symbolizing the history of this exotic place, can you?
6. Borj El Barmil
The Borj El Barmil cannonade features more than a dozen Portuguese cannons, that remain pointed out to the sea. If you are a fan of the “Game of Thrones” epic series, you must definitely visit this place. The area of the fortification - part of the city walls, is used as a filming location and it is known in the TV series as the “Walk of Punishment”.
Walk of Shame: You may also want to take that walk of shame, right? At least it will be fun!
Borj El Barmil
Address: Situated south of the mouth of Oued Ksob
Website: Borj El Barmil
7. Essaouira Citadel
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The citadel by the harbor, built by Genoese engineers, is another beautiful place to visit in Essaouira. Also known as ‘Scala du Port’, this fortress is one of the symbols of the city. And guess what? It was also the setting for several scenes of the popular “Game of Thrones” series.
Feel the unique vibes: The Moroccan citadel is absolutely another worthwhile tourist location you must see while in the area!
Address: 17, Rue Elhadada | Elhadada Essaouira
8. Meet the charming Medina of Essaouira
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Prepare to be charmed! The Medina, being actually the old town of Essaouira, is a part of the Unesco’s World Heritage list. The city offers a unique mix of cultures, narrow streets, leafy plazas and whitewashed houses, with lovely blue-painted doors. Besides, its ancient buildings and dramatic ramparts will totally captivate your heart!
Adore it: Once you get to know the charming Medina, you’ll certainly want to come here, over and over again.
Medina of Essaouira
Address: Avenue Mohamed V, Essaouira 44000
Essaouira has some of the most beautiful coastlines in Morocco. Now, imagine yourself riding a horse across the city’s beaches, dunes, and forests, while the sun sets. Sounds great, right? And the best thing is, you can ride no matter your level. Guides are very friendly, so don’t worry and just enjoy this unique experience!
Hop on: With this in mind, the only thing that’s still missing is your own horse and…you on it! Enjoy it!
Horse Ride on the Beach in Essaouira
Duration: 2 hours
10. Fishing port in Essaouira
Bring your camera with you since you’ll be able to get some nice shots, here! The fishing port of Essaouira is indeed a lovely spot for all tourists who want to escape from the crowds and busy quarters of the city. The old fishing port is simply a great location, offering a perfect mix of seclusion, peacefulness and magnificent seaside views. What more could you want out of a gorgeous place such as Essaouira?
Feel the peacefulness: The old fishing port is the perfect stop when you need to lose yourself in thoughts, while simply enjoying magical sunsets.
Address: 44000 Essaouira, Morocco
What to expect
With its authentic look and exotic nature, Essaouira is the most exciting place and a lovely tourist destination that totally deserves your attention this summer! Bring your friends along, grab your camera and get ready to experience an exotic adventure in a traditional Moroccan style! Have fun!
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