Essaouira, gem of the Atlantic

Calling all food and music lovers! A true gem of the Atlantic, Essaouira is the best city in Morocco to taste its delicious gastronomy while enjoying the bewitching sounds of ancient music.

A journey in Essaouira should start with a visit to the ramparts and the port. Known as the Sqala of the Medina and the Sqala of the Port, the remparts are an essential element of the history of the city inspired by those of Saint-Malo in France, and offering one of the best views over the city, the port and the Atlantic ocean. Hidden within the medina, the local fish market is worth a visit. Go there around midday and pick your fish to have it cooked in one of the restaurants surrounding the market.

Essaouira is also a city to enjoy at night: many cafes and restaurants offer live concerts of traditional music. The city even hosts in summer the Gnaoua music festival which receives each year many foreign artists and Gnaoua musicians to celebrate world music in the streets of Essaouira.


  • Médina d’Essaouira
  • Remparts d’Essaouira
  • port de pêche d’Essaouira
  • Le Souk
  • Centre d’art Le Real Mogador
  • Galerie la Kasbah
  • Simon Attias Synagogue