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Medina of Essaouira

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Address: Essaouira, Morocco
Description: Dar Zahira is a beautifully restored and charming riad for up to 6...
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Ate in Petit Pearl and watched the rain lash down. whilst we had delicious tagines and spectacular tea pouring..

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Ate in Petit Pearl and watched the rain lash down. whilst we had delicious tagines and spectacular tea pouring..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Everything here is just amazing. The people are incredibly nice, the food is delicious especially the fish and the art scene is so rich here as well!!

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Porec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The old Town of Essaouira is a historical pearl - a beautiful rememberance of 17/18 cent. The whole town has a bit of a sad notion to it compared with towns like Marrakech or Casablanca. The Medina is calm and visitor friendly - but always stay alert to bargains, traders and other folks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

24 hour visit from Marrakech. Lovely food, ate fish at the port. Had a shave in a barber shop, and good coffees too. Would love to return and stay longer. Great beach and surf enjoyed by the more athletic.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This place oozes charm, sophistication and tradition. It is truly a delight to have been lucky enough to visit. Nice shops, restaurants with a very laid back surfer type feel to the place with a seemless blend of tradition and history. I visited from Marrakesh and am glad I made the trip. A great day out and worth a visit.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Quaint streets, super friendly shopkeepers and relatively easy-going and relaxed compared to the medina in Marrakech. Don't miss having a coffee at the small stalls with seats for no more than two or maybe three customers.

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denver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A nice shop in the Medina that basically sells all sorts of teas and Abdeliah, the owner, makes and sells lovely patchwork quilts. While there with friends we each ordered a large patchwork to have custom made and send to us in the US. He only takes cash and our pieces ran $400-$600 plus about $100 each for shipping. I... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Typical Medina but because this is an 18C planned town very easy to find your way around,. Good selection of shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

LOTs of atmosphere, colourful and exotic. Good for shopping, inexpensive. Bring comfortable shoes. Very casual clothing, even for dinner out in the evenings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What a destination. There is something about Essaouira that is quite spell binding. A blend of classic Medina for the locals and trendy cafes and plenty of arty stores for the tourists. Full of French and British tourists (an Aussie is a rare find), these countries are lucky to have this destination on their doorstep. Its like the old Bali... More 

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