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Essaouira Wild Beauty

THE PORT...

Essaouira - THE PORT

Built in 1506 and renovated by the Portuguese after being caught and bombarded by the French late 19th century, the port of Essaouira is a place full of stories and legends. Today rehabilitated, it is a small fishing port where boats cross at haphazard, large trawlers and small blue boats. Nearby: restaurants and selling fresh fish. It is possible to visit for 10 Dirhams the "Scala port" fortified complex from which one has a beautiful view of the harbor and surrounding islands of Essaouira.

Skala De La Kasbah D'essaouira

Marrakech - Skala De La Kasbah

Fortress built in the 18th century, architectural and historical testimony of the Spanish and Portuguese domination, Skala (or Scala) is one of the unmissable sights. Its walls more than 200 meters long and its round bastion at the northeast corner of the fortification, where the arsenal of guns is still some invaders from another era, one overlooks the ocean and the waves breaking on the rocks.

View over the islands, the city, the place is ideal for wherever the location of the city, overlooking the sea and windswept. It is here that tour was a mythical scene from the film "Othello" by Orson Welles, as well as scenes from the series "Game of Thrones".

DOOR OF MARINE "BAB EL MARSA"

Essaouira - DOOR OF MARINE "BAB EL MARSA"

The Navy's Door - "Bab El Marsa" in Arabic - was built in 1796 during the reign of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah. It links the Place Moulay Hassan at the port of the city.

Its architecture is classic with its two pillars, two watchtowers harbor side and a classical pediment. On this pediment, we see sculptures representing the three religions: Islam Arab crescent, St. Jacques shell to Christianity and inscriptions in Hebrew for the Jewish religion.

SQUARE ORSON WELLES

Essaouira - SQUARE ORSON WELLES

Created in honor of the film "Othello" Orson Welles filmed in Essaouira (and Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1952), this little green space is a very nice place, where the stone sculptures and flowerbeds mingle . The bust Orson Welles enthroned among the succulents and Araucaria.