Essaouira

In a few words

Crenellated walls, special wind, houses with white and blue facades, Essaouira, the ancient Mogador is the “Bride of the Atlantic”.

It is one of those coastal cities where the unique atmosphere and water activities seamlessly blend. Walk quietly in the shade of its ramparts, the very ones that draw the contours of Astapor, the red city of the “Game of Thrones” series. Climb these walls and take the parapet walk, from where you can see the Purpuraires Islands, falcons, gulls and seagulls hovering above this nature reserve. On the other side, surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers are taming the waves, taking advantage from the wind.A walk can lead you to the fishing port where the sailors are active. Get to the fish market where to taste the fish and seafood caught during the night. In the centre of the city, the medina invites you on a discovery wander into its winding alley. Ranked as the most beautiful cities in Morocco by Unesco, the city hums to the beat of music every summer : the Gnaoua festival celebrates Afro-Maghrebin rhythms making people’s stays memorable ones.

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