Impressive fortifications and local traditions of Essaouira (web only)


| May 15, 2020

The impressive town fortifications consist of a striking mixture of Portuguese and Moroccan military architecture. At a local restaurant, help the chef prepare a tagine meal, which will then be served for lunch. Visit the King Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum, named after the founder of the city. Inside, there is an interesting display of artefacts such as archaeological finds in the islands of Mogador and Berber ethnic jewellery from the neighbouring tribes. There are many markets in Essaouria including the spice souks, a jewellery market, artisan markets and the carpentry workshops devoted to cedar and thuya cabinet making. Essaouira has attracted many artists and musicians from different parts of the world.

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