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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...
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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The medina is not massive like Marrakesh yet you can find all the same stuff for sale. Depending on which souk you're in the goods change from one street to another. Don't be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

The medina is not massive like Marrakesh yet you can find all the same stuff for sale. Depending on which souk you're in the goods change from one street to another. Don't be fooled by all the shop owners who try to sit you down offering you tea.....you'll be in there ages and end up buying something you don't really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

The Medina is a fantastic mix of shops, restaurants, alleyways and architecture. Busy at all times with people shopping, wandering and hustling. Be prepared to be stopped - a range of blags to get you in the shop. But all good natured.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This was actually recommended to me by a guy I spoke to in the airport on the way to Marrakech. He told me if I had time I should take a trip here as it was a little gem of a place without the madness of Marrakech. They film some scenes for Game of Thrones here as well which was... More 

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Kingswood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Essaouira is a magic village, and it's worthwhile a visit if you plan to go to Morocco. I have been here several time, the first time 30 years ago. Despite there was any infrastructure for tourists those times, and things are changing the beauty of the Medina has been kept the same throughout the decades. In all North African Countries,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Nice to walk in the medina, a lot of cats everywhere and spices shops. Do not long for to long at a shop otherwise the seller will ask you 20 times to get in but otherwise people are really nice.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Be sure to schedule a few days to explore the old Medina; it has plenty of nooks and crannies that contain lovely restaurants, shops or just beautiful alleys and little squares. I first visited Essaouira nearly 30 years ago, and whilst the new town has grown and changed considerably, the Medina still retains its charming character. I never understand people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Morocco nearly as it used to be,and away from the madness of Marakesh with the added attraction of the sea & wonderful food

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice stroll along the beach, nice restaurants nearby people in souks friendly but not too much hassle like in Marrakech

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wonderful food, great products, small prices especially for argan oil! Different from Marrakech, a lot of african influence products! Worth

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I have to say Essaouira Medina is one of the most beautiful places I have visited, none of the photos on the web do it justice. The architecture is breathtaking from incredible arches and stunning mosaic tiling and doorways. I spent most of my 5 day trip taking photos of the buildings rather than my family! I really wish I... More 

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Address: Essaouira, Morocco
Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira

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