Essaouira or the pearl of the Atlantic, also called Mogadore is a port city on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. 112 miles (180 km) west of Marrakesh, also easily accessible from nearby coastal cities such as Casablanca, Rabat, and Agadir. As an example of a late 18th-century fortified town, it is included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The city of Essaouira was founded in 1760 by the Moroccan ‘Alawid sultan Mohammed bin Abdallah, who made an original experiment by entrusting it to several renowned architects, specifically Théodore Cornut and Ahmed al-Inglizi. These two architects planned the city with the assistance of French prisoners taken during the abortive French expedition to Larache in 1765. Their goal was to build a city that met the needs of foreign merchants.
The Medina’s fortification and fishing harbor have made it a popular tourist destination. Essaouira is a popular day excursion from Marrakech because of its hippie and artsy vibe, and pleasant climate throughout the year.
Let us explore what makes Essaouira fascinated by travelers from different countries.
Visit cooperative of Berber women producing Argan oil.
Take photos with goats climbing Argan trees.
Admire the beauty of Essaouira old town
Visit Skala Kasbah, which was a citadel in the times of war
Enjoy a long walk around the beach of Essaouira
Visit the port, the old medina and the market
Day trips from Marrakech
Marrakech Day Tours are the greatest and most popular Morocco day trips, from the green city of Morocco to the most interesting around destinations. These day tours, which begin in the morning and continue into the evening, will take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city and its congested streets and lanes for around nine hours.