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Medina of Essaouira

Address: Essaouira, Morocco
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Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech
93%
Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Owner description: Dar Zahira is a beautifully restored and charming riad for up to 6 persons. You'll get a private & cosy place for you and your travel companions.
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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This lovely harbour town is well set out with streets running basically in a grid pattern. If you can locate the clock tower or one of the mosques, you will find it easy to get your bearings. The various stalls are interesting, and on the whole reasonable. Beware of stall holders giving the wrong change, but bartering is usually friendly.... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Really colourful, textiles, artisan marquetry, crocheted skullcaps.Pashmina shawls and dresses. Argen oil for cooking and beauty treatment. Silver smiths, leather smiths and vast colourful spreads being woven on the loom before you very eyes.. Every trader seemed to have one or more cats, well fed and largely neutered. It felt very safe just strolling around, even as a single woman... More

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Kajang, Malaysia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We were able to have relaxing walk in this clean and orderly Medina. Compared with mad house Marrakesh Medina, Essaouira Medina is a haven for leisure browsing and shopping. Less noise and pushing. I enjoyed watching and observing the locals living out their lives in this Medina. My family and friends enjoyed the walk and drinking tea in this enchanting... More

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Richmond VA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We purchased most of our "souvenirs" in the souk in the medina. Prices were reasonable (we bargained), and the vendors were courteous and low pressure.

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Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

i had very happy holiday with my wife in essaouira especially we rent an apartment in the old Medina which it was so real vacation )) the weather is nice all day get's little cold at night sometimes so even if you going in summer be always ready for a surprised rain ))

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Lovely old narrow streets to explore and get lost in. Shopping much cheaper and less pressured than Marrakesh!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Very crowded. You have be aware of pickpockets! An excellent place to go shopping. Buy something to eat on the street, everything is very delicious!

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Stratford on Avon UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

most shopkeepers let you browse !, Fabulous, intriguing, colourful and joyous. Read the online reviews as a lot of the restaurants have similar menus but varying quality.

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Oxted
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We loved the Medina of Essaouira. To be able to walk through all the shopping areas/souks/markets/area of the "tailors" with very little "accosting" was sheer bliss. The goods on offer are basically the same as for Marrakech. Being able to walk around the port, the beach, the ramparts at any hour of the day offered different scenes every time. Absolutely... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Enchanting old city, great urban walking tour. We set off with a private guide for a walk through the old quarters at dusk just before the sunset. We walked through the shopping areas and the old part, including the old Jewish quarter. Sunset was on the rampart, with the sun setting over a teal blue sea with magenta clouds. The... More

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