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...

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.

Place de la Province of Essaouira

  • Square and district
Facing the Ocean, this huge open square lined with palm trees and is the seat of the province that administers more than 500 000 residents.

Village de Smimou

  • City and village
  • Souk and market
Smimou is a village with 2,700 habitants, situated south of Essaouira. The souk is held here every Sunday.

Port of Essaouira

  • Square and district
  • Port
Built in 1509 by the portugese and renovated after being caught and bombarded by the French in the late 19th Century, the port of Essaouira is a place full of history. Today it is a small fishing port where boats cross. There are many restaurants...

Village Kouraimate

  • City and village
  • Souk and market
Kouraimate is situated 15 kilometers from Essaouira, on the road to Marrakech. The souk is held here every Saturday.

Essaouira Beach

  • Natural site
  • Beach
Essaouira Beach is perfect for enjoying a few moments of relaxation on fine sands, at the water's edge. The beach is a popular location for sports and recreational activities like kite-surfing and wind-surfing and water sports. There is also a childr...

Village de Akermoud

  • City and village
  • Souk and market
Akermoud is a village situated north of Essaouira, the tomb of Sidi Ouasmin is located here. The market is on every Saturday.

Place de la Resistance Essaouira

  • Square and district
Place de la Resistance is located in the pleasant residential area of Essaouira, close to the seat of the Muncipality of Essaouira.

Village of Sidi Ishak

  • City and village
  • Souk and market
Sidi Ishak is situated north of Essaouira. Today the village is home to 10 000 habitants. The market is on every Friday.

Place Moulay Hassan

  • Square and district
Place Moulay Hassan Essaouira is one of the most beautiful plazas in the city. Located between the port and the entrance to the Medina, it offers sea views from one of the many cafes and restaurants in the surrounding areas. In the evening families...

Village de Tidzi

  • City and village
  • Souk and market
Tidzi is a village situated in the heart of Haha, 20 kilometers from Essaouira. There are 4 800 habitants, the market os on every Thursday.

Parking of port Essaouira

  • Square and district
Ideal for parking any day of the week, this car park is large and happens to be an excellent starting point for a trip to the medina of Essaouira by foot. Parking will cost you a minimum of 10dhs.

Village de Meskala

  • City and village
  • Souk and market
Meskala is situated 15 kilometers outside of Essaouira. The village was built in the Kasbah district where a an 18th Century Portugese resort remains. Today Meskala is surrounded by Olive groves and wheat farms. The souk is held here every Thursday...

Museum of Essaouira Mohamed Ben Abdellah

  • Museum
The museum established in a building of the XIX century, includes cultural and historical heritage of the region of Essaouira. From prehistory to present day, take a look at the changes in Essaouira and its rich history. As the only museum in the cit...

Village de El Hanchane

  • City and village
  • Souk and market
El Hanchane is situated 37 kilometers from Essaouira and has a population of 4 700. It is situated on the route de Marrakech. The souk is held every Tuesday.

Souk of spices and fish in Essaouira

  • Souk and market
Along the ramparts, the Souk Laghzal offers merchant stalls of exotic spices and herbalists who offers cures for various ailments. Remedies for body and beauty care are also available from family run herbal stores.

Village de Tafetachte

  • City and village
  • Souk and market
Tafetachte is a village of 1200 inhabitants located about fifty kilometers from Essaouira. Its souk is held every Monday.

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...

Sidi Kaouki Beach

  • City and village
  • Natural site
  • Beach
The vast beach of Sidi Kaouki, located south 25km south of Essaouira, is perfect for water sports activities and camel riding. Restaurants, cafes, hostels with sea views and traditional boutiques are also by the sea.

Childrens Playground Essaouira

  • Kid
  • Beach
Two playgrounds for children on the beach in Essaouira, open 7 days a week, they are also near cafes and restaurants in the area. Slides, swings and toys are available for 3.00 Dhs per child.

Village de Tamanar

  • City and village
Tamanr or Tmanar is a small village situated in the province of Essaouira. The village has 10 000 residents.

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...

Jewelry Souks of Essaouira

  • Souk and market
Jewelry is a well known market in Essaouira, with walls covered in Souiris tiles, this market offers many shops that exhibit and sell silver jewelry and semi-precious stones.