Institut Français d'Essaouira

  • Art gallery
  • Cultural center
  • Library
The Alliance Franco-Marocaine of Essaouira is a cosmopolitan meeting place where people from all walks of life coexist. Many activities, conferences, festivals, performances and exhibitions will take place there during all year. Arabic courses are offered at very correct prices. An ideal place to learn and to distract.

Association Essaouira Mogador

  • Cultural center
Essaouira Mogador Association, founded in 1999 by André Azoulay, advisor to the King. The association works to promote cultural history in Essaouira and across the borders. Its headquarters, in Dar Souiri, is a cultural centre open to all and hosts many events such as exhibitions, concerts and screenings. Courses in Arabic and Spanish are also available. Essaouira...

Galerie Bleu Mogador

  • Art gallery
  • Painting
Galerie Bleu Mogador offers a choice of paintings and original works of art by local artists.

Galerie Empreinte

  • Shopping
  • Art gallery
  • Painting
Galerie Empreinte is a small art gallery located in the neighbourhood of the former Mellah, the gallery exhibits the work of different artists, locally and abroad.

Dar Souiri

  • Art gallery
  • Cultural center
  • Library
Dar Souiri is a space dedicated to the living artistic, musical and literary culture, but also a space for Exchange and learning: courses of Arabic and French, reading of tales for children, etc. Seat of the Essaouira-Mogador Association, the souiris...

Galerie La Kasbah

  • Antique store
  • Art gallery
  • Painting
In the centre of the Medina, this former Riad houses a huge Gallery of five rooms that exhibits works of art and antiquities and traditional Moroccan pottery.

Restaurant Elizir

  • Art gallery
  • Bazaar
Sleek and retro, restaurant Elizir has a varied menu of Italian, Moroccan, Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine.

Galerie Aida

  • Art gallery
  • Bookstore
  • Painting
Galerie Aida specializes in beautiful Berber jewelry, carefully collected across Morocco. Unusual pieces of different shapes and colours can be found here.

Galerie des Arts Frederic Damgard

  • Art gallery
  • Painting
Frederic Damgard art gallery in Essaouira, presents artists from the region and abroad with bold and contemporary works of art.

Galerie Marea Arte

  • Art gallery
  • Painting
Galerie Marea Arte exhibits painting and ceramics of artist Ruggero Giangiacomi, who died in 2006. This Italian artist, along with many others, bought together contemporary works of art that now adorn the walls of this gallery.

Espace Othello

  • Art gallery
  • Sculpture
  • Painting
The Espace Othello is a diverse art gallery that exhibits work by Moroccan and international artists.

Salle Omnisports

  • Auditorium
  • Stadium and sport complexe
The Sports Hall Essaouira was opened in 210 and hosts various sporting events; football, basketball, handball and volleyball.. As in all gyms, there are; grandstands, bleachers, locker rooms, refreshments and so on...Shows are also hosted during the...

Library Municipale

  • Library
The Library is filled with a variety of books.

Atelier-Galerie Bouafia

  • Art gallery
  • Painting
Mohammed Bouafia is a painter, based in Essaouira since 1994. This painter is famous for creating works of art with a knife, mostly of landscapes, recalling his childhood in Marrakech.

Synagogue Simon Attias

  • Art gallery
  • Monument
  • Cultural center
The Simon Attias Synagogue is named after its builder who constructed the synagogue in the late nineteenth century. Covering an area of 500m2, it has a patio of 40m2 and consists of three floors. The first level is the main entrance with a large ve...

Centre d'Art Contemporain Essaouira

  • Cultural center
The Centre d'Art Contemporain of Essaouira (CAC of Essaouira), is a space dedicated to contemporary Moroccan art and more than 100 works exposed permanently to artists from here or elsewhere. Place of Exchange and sharing, in this building overlookin...

Le Bastion de Bab Marrakech

  • Art gallery
  • Monument
  • Cultural center
The Tower of the Bastion of Bab Marrakech is located in the South West of the Medina of Essaouira, at the corner is the portion of the wall with the monumental gate of the same name. The stronghold (or "Burj" Bab Marrakech) built in the 19th century...

Galerie l'Arbre bleu

  • Art gallery
  • Sculpture
  • Painting
Galerie l'Arbre bleu is a gallery, tea room and shop, Monique Faviere, painter of Essaouira, exhibits and sells paintings and photos and local art.