Places to visit in Essaouira

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Places to Visit in Essaouira


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Top Attractions in Essaouira

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What travellers are saying

  • phutty
    Tallinn, Estonia1,368 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just as fun to explore for its winding streets and alleys as the medina in Marrakech, but with far fewer people (including touts), a more relaxed atmosphere and the added bonus of salty sea air.
    Written 7 March 2024
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  • Chelsey🌸
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have ridden with Mohammed and Cheval Essaouira a handful of times now - sunset rides, 3 day trek and multiple video shootings - everytime is nothing short of AMAZING! I have ridden horses all over the world, in more than 15 different countries and my time with these incredible stallions in Morocco tops em all! I am already planning the next visit cause I cant get enough 😆🤩 I have ridden with other farms in the area but Cheval Essaouira is the best of the best!!!! Also need to mention that the farm help/guides/cooks are all such lovely people as well!
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • Harold1971
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates323 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful place to visit on the south- west coast of Morocco. The old Medina is surrounded by old city walls and is entirely a car free zone, with many little shops, restaurants and many art galleries.
    This ancient Portuguese forteresse called Mogador has many tourist spots to visit including the Ramparts (city walls) and fishing port. On the ramparts, with many canons you can watch the wild Atlantic Ocean.
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • phutty
    Tallinn, Estonia1,368 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Famous for its blue boats, the port is where a lot of incoming buses drop off their day-tripping tourists, and it makes a good place to start exploring old Essaouira. The melee of wings and fur among the local seagulls and cats when the catch comes in is a sight to behold!
    Written 7 March 2024
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  • mohammad a
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's amazing highly recommend just go there and ask for Essam. All the guys there are gentle. Me and my wife book a quad tour and hourses tour it was amazing
    Written 8 May 2024
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  • Wood77
    Los Angeles, CA3,259 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Essaouria Beach is a long crescent shape sandy beach. Hundreds of people were kitesurfing / kite-boarding. Didn’t see any sunbathers probably because the weather is cold and windy. You can ride horses, camels, or quad biking on the beach.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • phutty
    Tallinn, Estonia1,368 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    With far fewer touters and much less hustle and bustle than the bigger souk in Marrakech, the shop- and stall-lined streets and alleys in Essaouira make for a much more enjoyable browsing and shopping experience.
    Written 7 March 2024
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  • stefano s
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We bumped into this art gallery by mistake. A mistake that allowed us to enjoy the mind-blowing artistic scene in Essaouira. We truly loved the collection of art pieces that the gallery offers. A mix of colours and diverse artistic expressions. The gallery has an exhaustive collection of Mohammed Tabal’s pieces.
    Written 4 March 2024
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  • mike inglis
    Culross, UK11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very beautiful former embassy building which lived many lives now in the hands of artist and collector Francois turned into an amazing space. The gallery presents a unique collection of self trained or outsider artists from Essaouira, many little known outside of Morocco, but all of excellent quality. A real treat and Francois was on hand, a very friendly guy, to explain the artists backgrounds and approaches to their individual practices. A very warm and approachable man with a great gallery. The building itself is beautiful and testament to the creativity of the man himself. A must visit for art brut lovers.
    Written 29 December 2023
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  • Musicians Mum
    1,045 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Silver and gem jewellery, created both on site and homeworkers ,experienced and apprenticed.. A diverse and interesting selection .
    Allow at least an hour to browse and choose and to watch the artisans creating their work in the workshop next to the retail section.
    Once selected, they can alter to fit the same day.
    Third visit. Purchased in previous years.
    Went specifically for a ring of authentic Amazigh design. Purchased a second when I went back to collect the upsized first one!
    Staff not pushy ,and happy to let one browse .
    Written 31 January 2024
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  • BrookeofTheHills
    Azilal, Morocco26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whole family went. City had a very fun energy for the few days we were there. Medina is so quaint and full of great food choices. Performances were beautiful. The teens especially loved it, as did I. Hope to go again.
    Written 28 May 2023
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  • Musicians Mum
    1,045 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Covered courtyard creating area for cultural events.
    Jazz evening .Amazing.
    Very vibrant cultural community in this wonderful town.
    Tickets sold out . We bought in the morning. Suggest you purchase as early as possible as the venue is quite small. We only noticed that there was a concert as we were passing and saw the signage the previous evening.
    Written 31 January 2024
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