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Medina of Essaouira, Essaouira

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Stroll down the atmospheric streets of Medina of Essaouira, the old walled part of the city with historical landmarks and an ongoing sense of tradition all around. Incorporating influences from European military architecture into a typically North African style, the area features many of the usual elements of a medina, such as souks and city walls, while having wider streets and an intuitive grid layout. Take in the battlements around the harbor area, the cemetery in the old Jewish quarter, and the former consulates of European powers, indicative of the seaport city's outward looking nature and growing importance on the international scene. Make Medina of Essaouira part of your personalized Essaouira itinerary using our Essaouira online sightseeing planner.
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  • Very safe and friendly Medina. Every shop and stall imaginable. The people don’t hassle you. Good prices, lots of great places to eat and drink  more »
  • Always enjoyable to visit the medina Less hassle than in Marrakesh Corona has hit the medina and significant places have ceased trading or closed for reductions of the transmission. Which in turn.....  more »
  • Our group went on a short tour of the medina before we released for free time at its center. Since the city was "planned", the medina is unique in my experience in that the streets & alleys are...  more »

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