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Essaouira



Essaouira
Introduction

1. The Harbour

2. Town walls

3. In from the town walls

4. From gate to gate

5. Streets in red and blue

6. Shopping streets

7. Shopping

8. Around town

9. The Craftsmen

10. Happy tourism

11. At night

12. The Ramparts

13. The Skala

14. The cliffs

15. Houses near the sea

16. Aerial view

17. Castles made of sand

Practicalities




















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ESSAOUIRA
The Ramparts

The ramparts are actually two attractions. The ramparts themselves, and the views over the cliffs and the ocean. Big well-kept canons point at the sea. Local youths hang around the area during lunch breaks. Tour groups walk through the area in as short time as possible. Don't forget to look back — at the narrow streets running parallel to the ramparts themselves.

Essaouira, Morocco

The cliffs around the ramparts and the Skala further north indicate that the location for the town was chosen in days when protection was a matter of survival.

Essaouira, Morocco




By Tore Kjeilen