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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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Anything and everything you could possibly want as a reminder of your trip can be found d here. Low pressure salesmen make it a pleasure to barter. It's a regular pastime, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Anything and everything you could possibly want as a reminder of your trip can be found d here. Low pressure salesmen make it a pleasure to barter. It's a regular pastime, and they expect it, so have fun!

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of being here. Essaouira is a very special and unique place, it has so much atmosphere and feels like it's living history. The walk through the narrow cobbled street is magical, you come across huge huge doorways, every corner you turn you are in awe as you really don't know what to expect, what's round the... More 

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Noosa Heads
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

As you wander around the Medina of Essaouira - especially in the evenings - you see very few tourists (other than Morrocan ones) There is a real buzz about the place and there are lots of little alleyways for you to explore. It feels like another world !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Authentic Medina, still in use by the locals which was a pleasant surprise! Lots of fab places to eat....good selection of artefacts, really reasonably priced compared to Marrakesh. Stall holders genuinely polite and friendly, happy to chat, not pushy and aggressive as Ive experienced in other tourist hotspots.

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Ames, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This medina is a very interesting one, even though we visited larger medinas in Fez, Rabat, and Marrakesh. Lots of nicely restored buildings, stores and stalls selling souvenirs and art - - some schlock but other things well made. Essaouira is a beautiful city - - would like to have spent more time there.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Essaouira is the best city for me in Marocco. It has a fabulous atmosphere. You can walk around in the narrow streets see a lot of nicely decorated gates see some museums or just do some shopping. I fell in love with this city and I have been there 6 times. If you are staying in Marocco you should definitely... More 

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Ouzina, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Media in Essaouira is UNESCO word herritage site and it is really worh to visit it. Its cool experience and we walked here for few hours enjoying our time, eating delicious food and talking to locals

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Essaouira is a beautiful, mysterious place. It is also improving greatly thanks to rehabilitation efforts, and to the multiplication of nice restaurants and cafes inside the medina. I had a great time visiting the medina. People are friendly and helpful. On the minus side, some parts of the medina are quite dirty.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The back streets of town are full of surprises, with small merchants set up in places. There are ramparts, beaches, a fishing port and a thriving craft production of thuya wood boxes, trays, etc. The small museum is worth a visit, as is the French Institute almost next door.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

There was little to do here, despite the idyllic reviews this town gets. We had originally planned to stay for 4 nights, hoping to relax on the beach, do some surfing, eat some fresh fish & enjoy the medina, however, we left after 1 night. The weather is harsh & there are some odd people in the medina. It is... More 

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

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