Essaouira Clock Tower

  • Monument
Inaugurated in the early twentieth century by Marshal Lyautey, the Essaouira Clock Tower is located a few steps from Bab Sbaa. This large square tower is an ideal place for a tour of the medina. Renovated in 2012, it finally displays the time and chi...

Dar Soultane

  • Monument
Dar Soultane, whose real name is 'Dar al-Baida', was once the home of the Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah. Today, half buried in sand, it is one of the most amazing Andalusian-style palaces, built in the late 18th century. Originally Dar Soultane...

Borj el Baroud

  • Monument
Borj el Baroud is an old fort now in ruins, it is accessible by the beach. It was once square with accommodation above for the guards.

Jewish Cemetery

  • Monument
For centuries Essaouira was home to a large Jewish community and has two Jewish cemeteries. While the city had a cemetery with 2,400 graves, the oldest dating back to 1775, a new cemetery in front of the former was built in 1875. Jewish tradition...

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...

Synagogue Slat Lkahal

  • Monument
  • Place of worship
Slat Lkahal synagogue is situated in the Mellah district of Medina. It was built in 1850 with funds raised during funeral ceremonies by members of the community who would mingle with crowds at funerals . "Slat Lkahal" which means "Synagogue of the co...

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...