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Essaouira Travel Guide  

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Essaouira is a Moroccan city on the coast. In the early days it was known by its Portuguese name, which was Mogador. Medina of Essaouira is a great destination to explore on foot. It is a great place to shop, drink and eat. The place itself is bustling and lively, you can go around from shop to shop looking for great finds. Essaouira Ramparts offer a lovely view of the sea and the ships, along with the ramparts and some old cannons. If you are visiting Essaouira try and be there during the festival Gnaoua which has some fantastic music and artists. You will get a feel of the local music in a great setting. The Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum Is a well preserved place. It was home to a Pasha and now house wonderful Moroccan artifacts, musical instruments, Jewish Artifacts, old pottery and jewelry. While in Essaouira try a Hammam experience, visit the beach of Essaouira, where you can take a stroll. There are Camels and horses for hire and you will find many cafes which have nice food options.

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Overall Guide : The old town or Medina still resembles an 18th century fortified town. The walled city has white walls, narrow streets and a lively souk. Here you’ll find the famous craftsmanship of the region, thuya woodwork.  The Port of Essaouira... more is centuries old, even today its battlements still have cannons mounted along the wall. For some historical sites, head out to the bay of Essaouira. Here there is a small island with ruins from the Phoenician times. Today this site has been converted into a wildlife sanctuary. The beaches here are a beautiful, sandy stretch. Windsurfing, kite-surfing and camel safaris are very popular. In late June, the town hosts the Essaouira Gnaoua and World Music Festival—a lively week-long event, it includes performances ranging from traditional slave-derived music to contemporary jazz. When here, don’t miss out on a visit to Chez Sam, the best restaurant in the city.
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Overall Guide : Essaouira is in Morocco. It is home to 70,000 people. It enjoys a moderate climate with mild winters (Oct-Mar) and warm dry summers (May-Sept); the averages highs range from 63F in January to 70F in August. A trading... more post for almost 3000 years, the economic base of the city is fishing and small industries. Over the recent years, tourism has played an increasingly important role. The majority of the population is of Gnaoua origin. They are descendants of Sudanese slaves and give the city its distinctly attractive African accent.
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