Essaouira, formerly Mogador, is definitely one of the most amazing cities in Morocco – if not the world. The Moroccan Atlantic coast gives it a certain appeal that simply cannot be resisted. Red ramparts and ochres allow this city its unique atmosphere. And its people are too kind. The local inhabitants will help you without batting an eyelash. They’re all humble, welcoming, and they’re the ones that truly represent Morocco’s famed hospitality.
During your endeavors in Essaouira, on our Essaouira day trip from Marrakech, you’ll cross paths with fishermen, craftsmen, shopkeepers and kids playing soccer at Essaouira’s sandy beach.
It’s history dates back to the 7th century B.C. Phoenicians stopped in the island of Mogador, while they were on their way to Black Africa.
The Purple Islands off the coast from Essaouira got its name from the Romans. They founded a Tyrian purple factory in Mogador during their era.
In 1764, Sidi Mohammad Abdallah made Mogador a fortified city. Agadir at the time was expanding, and that was his strategy to counter that.
With Marrakech desert tours You will be told about this in detail, and in a much more amusing way on Essaouira day trip from Marrakech. Our guides are knowledgeable and fluent in English. Be sure that there won’t be any communication barriers.
A French architect by the name ‘Théodore Cornut’ was instructed to build the new ramparts. Rebellious tribes couldn’t attack the city.
It’s paths resemble the ones in movies or series that take place in the 7th century. When you walk through its narrow streets, it’ll feel like you’re inside an episode of Game of Thrones. The beautifully designed Essaouira will charm your soul. It has done so to countless others, including craftsmen, Moroccan designers, poets, and scholars; since the 18th century.
Contemporary art is a huge part of Essaouira. It’s the most dynamic centres of contemporary Moroccan art.