Essaouira is an exceptional example of a late-18th-century fortified town, built according to the principles of contemporary European military architecture in a North African context. Since its foundation, it has been a major international trading seaport, linking Morocco and its Saharan hinterland with Europe and the rest of the world.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

2 sites in this World Heritage

  • La medina d'Essaouira
  • L'Archipel d'Essaouira

La medina d'Essaouira

L'Archipel d'Essaouira

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DATA

Region
Arab States
Country
Morocco 
Category
Cultural
Name
Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)
Selection Criteria (?)
(ii)(iv)
Year of Registered
2001
Keyword
Registered in 2001