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- Dream beaches of the Atlantic coast
- Fishing port
- Old Town Medina as UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum
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Sand-coloured architecture, fantastic beaches, colourful fishing boats and romantic alleys characterise the historic coastal town and offer visitors a wonderful mix of sights, restaurants and leisure activities. Not far from the coast and within walking distance of museums and bazaars, you can rent a wonderful holiday apartment or a spacious holiday home. Away from the hustle and bustle, you prefer to live in an apartment or villa in the southern and eastern districts of the city.
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Essaouira is located about 190 kilometres west of Marrakech in the Marrakech-Safi region on the country's Atlantic coast. The 95,000 inhabitants of the historic metropolis live mainly from tourism and fishing. It bears the pictorial nickname "White City in the Wind" and translates to "The Enclosed".
Since the third season, Essaouira has served as the backdrop for the US series Game of Thrones.
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The medina (old town) of Essaouira includes ancient streets, pastel-coloured sandstone facades and monumental monuments. The ruler and founder of the city, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah, built imposing arches in the 18th century, the harbour and commissioned Spanish and French architects to build the city. Particularly worth seeing are the iron and bronze cannons that throne off the coast.2. Fascinating goings-on
Once North Africa's largest seaport, the fishing port of Essaouira is still a colourful spectacle of blue boats and sailors selling anchovies and sea eels on the shores. The lively marketplace attracts visitors, traders and locals alike.3. Impressive insights into history
The city museum, which bears the name of the founder Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah, is located in the heart of the metropolis. In the exhibition you will learn interesting facts about the history of its origin and can view valuable artefacts, jewellery, antique pottery or elaborately woven carpets.