Essaouira, ex Mogador, is a spot where visitors
have a choice of varied scenery to admire.
Monuments from the eighteenth century stand out
to remind you of the attempts of invasion by
pirates that Essaouira , the forteress, was so
strong to protect itself from.
harbour of Essaouira. A place for small
fishing boats and sardine big boats
that are getting ready
for a trip out to sea .
The harbour was the first thing to give the
town a reason for existing. It was intended
to receive goods from different locations
and to export agricultural products to
different destinations. oil, almonds,
Karroub, pottery and other locally produced
items.Now, it's mostly a fishing harbour.
It's also a historical place with stone
monuments around it and bronze cnnons
standing for its defence day and night.
The Harbour of Essaouira
Small boats resting until weather conditions
The skala of the port window
View of the town through the skala
Essaouira seen from the skala of the
This circular window used to allow soldiers on
their mission of watching the coast ready to
open their cannon fire on invading ships , to
look back on the town to make sure , the
population is well protected.