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The City of Essaouira has been called many names by different people for decades. For instance, the Locals, call it Tassurt, which means Small Fortress in Berber (Tamazight). Also, the Portuguese called it Mogador. Essaouira is located in the western part of Morocco, especially, in the Atlantic Ocean

The city was occupied by many different civilizations and countries for decades. in prehistoric times, the City was occupied by the Carthaginians in the 5th century BC, and they established a trading port in the City. Then, in the 1st C BC- 1st C AD, the Essaouira was occupied by the Berber King Juba II there where he established a Tyrian purple factory. followed by the Romans in the Third Century BC.

In the 16th Century, the city was taken by the Portuguese. In 1506, King Manuel 1st ordered the building of a fortress, which was called” Castello Real de Mogador”, 4 years after its establishment, the fortress was taken by the Berbers.

Essaouira, a coastal city in western Morocco, is famous for its old medina, stunning beaches, and thriving cultural scene. Here are some of the top things to do in Essaouira:

  1. Visit Essaouira’s UNESCO World Heritage Site (2001), known for its small winding lanes, whitewashed buildings with blue shutters, and lively souks (markets).
  2. Enjoy the beaches: Essaouira’s beaches are famed for their strong winds, making them perfect for kitesurfing and windsurfing. There are various schools where you can rent equipment and attend classes.
  3. Relaxation: There are numerous places to sunbathe and swim for people who want a more laid-back beach atmosphere. Sidi Kaouki Beach, located about 25 kilometers south of Essaouira, is also a popular resort.

Essaouira provides a unique blend of cultural, historical, and outdoor activities, making it an ideal location for travelers looking for a varied and engaging experience.