Essaouira City Tour
Former Phoenician counter, baptized Mogador by the Portuguese, the well-designed is a unique citadel, cradle of artists of all kinds, fishing port and market with intense activity, cabinetmakers who carve scented woods or precious cedar, cedar wood ………. Let’s go to discover the Moroccan St Malo with its small fishing port on the Atlantic. Approaching Essaouira, all the destinations of argan plantations welcome you.
The visit of the medina of Essaouira, moreover, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its maze of alleys to discover the facets of local craftsmanship: the marquetry on Thuya wood and the goldsmiths renowned for their jewelry in silver. Then continuation of the visit leaves the port and the Sqala (vestiges dating from the Portuguese colonization). The ancient Mogador, which stretches over an almost narrow and low island, is nestled within the ramparts dividing the old city into several quarters. Whether it is in the typical Portuguese fishing port with these blue boats crowded by the hundreds, or on the ramparts of the old town with the Atlantic as far as the eye can see as a backdrop, or even from the top of La Scala which has you a magnificent seen while admiring the bronze cannons which were melted down in Spain.
In short we take full eyes with these colors so bright, white and blue which are the main colors of this magnificent painting. It is not for nothing that many international artists have decided to settle there … There is also this mixture of powerful smells where the iodized air swept by the sirocco mixes with the subtle scents of alleys of the medina with woody notes accompanied by scents of orange blossom or jasmine. There is also this surprising and spectacular marine decor that amazes you at all times … When it comes to flavors, we are far from being disappointed. what is more if you are fond of fish and seafood! Listen up and you will hear the song of the gulls on the ramparts, but also, in the squares and at sunset, the sound of African percussions which resonates in all the alleys of the medina… Yes, Essaouira also lives to the rhythm of Gnaoua music, famous all over the world.
Mogador Essaouira is a future Moroccan seaside resort, part of the Plan azur. It is located south of the city of Essaouira on nearly 600 ha.
End of the Essaouira city tour, return to your Hotel.