Tag: essaouira

  • Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz


    Essaouira is a delightful destination in Morocco. Filled with history, boasting a variety of activities and offering a break from the hustle and bustle of life, Essaouira is a tourist hotspot.

  • Regions

    Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz

    Situated in central Morocco, the population of the region of Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz is around 3.1 million. The capital of the region is the popular tourist destination of Marrakech.

  • Ports

    Port of Essaouira

    The Port of Essaouira is not only home to many fishing boats and vessels, it is a popular tourist attraction and has a significant and interesting history attached to it. Fishing is done for local distribution and plays a significant role in the atmosphere and lure to the port. The Essaouira port is not used for commercial traffic and this has enabled it to retain its authenticity and ...

  • Area Guide


    Morocco is a country that is surrounded by plenty of water. Not only does this mean that you can enjoy the refreshing qualities of the ocean, but it also means you can use it for travel, trade and recreational sports like fishing. Fortunately Morocco has many well-established ports that visitors and business people can use with relative ease. There is usually a port of reasonable size in all ...

  • Museums

    Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah

    Some would argue that the only museum in Essaouira that is worth seeing is the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Museum. This excellent museum is certainly worth spending time in. Not only is the collection absolutely fabulous, but the building it is housed in is delightful too. Together they present the perfect Moroccan museum where you can lose yourself in the culture and history of Morocco for ...

  • Heritage Sites

    Medina of Essaouira

    The Medina of Essaouira was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco in 2001. This extraordinary fishing village was once know as Mogador, but grew into a significant seaport in later years. It is a wonderfully preserved example of eighteenth century architecture and one of only a few fortified towns that have survived to this day. Today the Medina of Essaouira is considered to be a ...

  • Art Galleries

    Afalkay Art

    Most people who wish to spend time visiting art galleries in Morocco will tend to focus on galleries that display fine art or graphics. Most of the main galleries will have at least a small section dedicated to the art of wood carving, but few are dedicated solely to this intricate, traditional form of art. The Afalkay Art Gallery in Essaouira is one of the top galleries to visit if you wish ...

  • Art Galleries

    Espace Othello

    Art lovers should always spend at least a little time exploring the art galleries of whatever country they visit. Art can be an insightful way to examine the culture and influences of a country, but it is also a creative expression of emotion and thought. In this way art is universal – it exceeds language boundaries and communicates thought, feelings and intentions to viewers and art lovers ...

  • Art Galleries

    Frederic Damgaard

    Art is so varied from one artist to the next that people often find themselves asking ‘is it art?’ In the broadest meaning of the word, art can be defined as being the expression of creativity and imagination. However, art is often most valued when the skill needed to produce an artwork is particularly difficult – for otherwise anyone could produce art and art would lose its value in the ...

  • Area Guide

    Atlantic Coast

    The sea provides a large amount of income for Morocco, whether through tourism, fishing or shipping. Many colorful cities are based on the coast and you can easily make your way down to the docks to share some maritime stories with the locals. You could also take up windsurfing or simply have a refreshing swim in the sea.